Hidden dangers lurk around every corner on the road, especially when it comes to the blind spots of your car. These obscured areas are often overlooked, but being aware of their existence can help reduce the chances of getting into an accident. Below are some situations where you should pay close attention to blind spots.
When merging onto a highway
Merging onto a highway is a common and often stressful driving experience, especially navigating the front and sides of your vehicle. These areas can become obscured from view, making it difficult to see other vehicles or obstacles in your path. Therefore, it is advisable to look over your shoulder, use your mirrors and take extra care when accelerating or changing lanes.
When making a right turn
The right side of your vehicle can become obscured when making a right turn, especially if there are tall vehicles, such as trucks or buses. However, you can minimize risks associated with this blind spot by signaling and using your mirrors to check for activity behind you. Additionally, consider using a blind spot mirror to enhance your visibility and reduce the risk of an accident. Also, avoid looking over your shoulder, as this may take your focus away from the road.
When backing up, the rear and sides of your vehicle can become obscured, making it challenging to see pedestrians, other vehicles or obstacles behind you. To avoid this danger, you need to look over your shoulder and use your mirrors or rearview camera.
When driving a large vehicle
Large vehicles, such as trucks or SUVs, have larger blind spots than smaller cars. This makes it more challenging to spot other vehicles or pedestrians. Therefore, consider incorporating blind spot mirrors or sensors into your vehicle to reduce these blind spots.
Blind spots are a constant source of danger on the road, making it difficult to detect other vehicles, pedestrians or obstacles in your path. Unfortunately, even when you drive safely and check for blind spots when on the move, other drivers may not do the same. But if another driver fails to check their blind spot properly and collides with your car, you can get compensation for any injuries you sustain.