Checking your car blind spot while driving is actually quite simple and an easy way to prevent a possible collision. To help you drive safer, we’re here to teach you where your blind spots are and how to check blind spot in car.
What is a car blind spot?
Blind spots are areas around your vehicle that you cannot see in your normal field of vision. You cannot see other vehicles in your left or right blind spot without turning your head and looking over your shoulder.
Just as you cannot see other vehicles in your blind spot without looking over your shoulder, other drivers cannot see you when you are in their blind spot. Trucks in particular have a much larger blind spot than passenger cars. Instead of driving in another driver’s blind spot, you should overtake them or increase the distance between your two vehicles.
How to check car blind spot?
When turning or changing lanes, be sure to check your blind spot for other road users. Check the side mirrors, rearview mirror, and over the shoulder by turning your head and looking behind your shoulder to see the blind spot. Don’t just assume the path is clear. Check and check again! Be patient and wait to leave your lane until you are 100% sure that the lane is clear and safe.
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Blind zone Glare Elimination Mirror Method BGE Method
Traditionally, drivers place side mirrors so they can still see the edge of their vehicle in the mirror. However, this setup creates large blind spots on the sides of the vehicle that are large enough to obscure the entire vehicle. This creates a need for drivers to turn their heads and glance over their shoulders to check for blind spots before changing lanes, as we discussed above. So, how to remove car blind spot mirror?
Experienced drivers can use BGE or Blind zone Glare E Remotion. In this method, drivers position their mirrors 15 degrees out so they can’t see the edge of their car in the side mirror at all. This eliminates large blind spots and also eliminates the glare of other vehicles’ headlights in your side mirrors because the headlights of the following vehicles are not visible until they enter the small blind spot due to this mirror setup.
Make sure you have set the mirror before the vehicle is in motion. Here’s how the BGE cloning method works:
- To adjust the mirror to your left, place your head in the window glass and position the mirror so that you can only see the edge of your car in the mirror. This way, when you’re sitting with your back straight, you won’t be able to see the side of your car at all.
- To adjust the mirror to your right, place your head in the center of the vehicle and position the mirror so that you can only see the edge of your vehicle. Again, when you’re in the normal driving position, you won’t be able to see the edge of your vehicle at all.
- Now, in your normal driving position, watch for a vehicle as it passes you. Firstly, you should see it in your rearview mirror. Before it completely leaves your rearview mirror, it will appear in your side mirror. And before it leaves your side mirror, you’ll be able to see it in your peripheral vision. Therefore, the vehicle passing you will always be visible to you in one of the mirrors or in your field of vision without you having to turn your head and glance over your shoulder.
Make sure you check the inside rearview mirror first, then quickly look in the outside mirror to check for vehicles in your blind spot. When used correctly, you can catch a glimpse of the mirror instead of turning your head to check your blind spot, which means your eyes won’t be on the road for long.
This method is also useful at night because it eliminates glare from outside mirrors.
Blind spot sensor
Blind spot sensors on newer vehicles can be extremely useful when it comes to being aware of your surroundings. Even if your vehicle is equipped with a blind spot sensor, you still need to visually check that your blind spot is clear before turning or changing lanes. Road conditions can change in a flash, and technology is no substitute for your eyes.
That’s all the basics to make sure you avoid a car blind spot and have a clear view of the driver while on the road. Remember, a glance over your shoulder can help you avoid a serious accident and possibly injury. Just checking the rearview and side mirrors or peripheral vision is not always enough. Remember to drive safely and drive smart!