Readjusting mirrors: removing the blind spots

I happened to be on cartalk.com, 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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