Readjusting mirrors: removing the blind spots

I happened to be on, the website associated with the NPR radio show of the similar name (which, by the way, is based out of Cambridge) and found something quite interesting: A Great New Way to Set Your Car’s Side-View Mirrors

It turns out that you don’t need to see the back of your car after all — and this method almost eliminates a driver’s blind spots (it reduces them to be so small that if a car is in one, you’ll still see it, as the blind spot would only cover a tiny fraction of the car).

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4 Responses to “Readjusting mirrors: removing the blind spots”

  1. Matt Brubeck says:

    I’m a big fan of setting the mirrors wide. But don’t get too confident — you may still have a blind spot that can hide a motorcycle or a bicycle. You still need to do a head-check before changing lanes.

  2. Allea says:

    My dad actually told me that way back when I was just starting to drive. I’ve had my mirrors set more or less like that ever since. Works nicely.

  3. Ryan Collier says:

    Funny. I thought that was the way you were always supposed to set them.

  4. Stephen says:

    The Blind Spot Solution No more Blind Spots or Blind Angles, The Widest Visibility In The World

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