Blind spots are locations in the vehicle that cannot be observed by the driver, potentially losing safety. Therefore, drivers need to know how to fix blind spots.
What is a blind spot on a car?
A blind spot is an area around a vehicle that cannot be directly observed while driving. Blind spots exist in many types of vehicles: planes, cars, motor boats, sailing boats and trucks.
According to driving experience, there are 4 main types of blind spots: front blind spot including point (blind spot in column A and blind spot in front of hood), blind spot in rearview mirror (on both sides of car) and blind spot behind. vehicle. In addition, the size of the driver and the size of the vehicle also affect the size of the blind spot.
How to effectively fix blind spots
Fix the blind spot of column A and the hood
How to fix the blind spot in column A wallet, the driver only needs to tilt his head to observe each direction. At a corner, there is no roadside warning mirror, so honk your horn to send a warning signal when cornering.
With the blind spot position in front of the hood, the driver can add a number of front view aids such as the camera, the front sensor. Should move slowly through residential areas, schools and before moving the driver should observe the front of the vehicle.
Fix rearview mirror blind spot
The rearview mirror blind spot is the angle within the blind spot that the driver can see through the rearview mirror. This is the part of the blind spot that is most likely to cause an accident because vehicles often enter this location. The blind spot in the rearview mirror is the area that runs parallel to the sides of the car, slightly toward the lower corner.
To correct this blind spot in addition to moving slowly when performing lane changes, turns, or crosswalks. The driver can also install a 360 degree convex mirror accessory. This type of mirror will have a bulging center.
This helps the edges get a wider reflection angle. Therefore, the visible area of a convex spherical mirror is always wider than the visible area of a flat mirror of the same size.
In addition, on modern models the manufacturer has a blind spot warning system. When activating this function, the system will scan the radar and issue a warning signal on the rearview mirror if it detects that the vehicle behind falls into a “blind spot”.
This blind spot will be larger if the vehicle body is larger, for example, trucks, container trucks … Therefore, for vehicles that move close to large vehicles, it is best for smaller vehicles. should not run in parallel.
And in the event of a passing need, look and try to pass to the left as quickly as possible, where the driver can see your vehicle. Before passing, the need to press the horn to signal to the truck or container truck driver.
Fix the blind spot behind the car
This blind spot cannot be seen with the naked eye nor through the rearview mirror. The range of this blind spot is quite large from right behind the vehicle and extends to several meters. This is also the cause of the car reversal accident when objects fall into this area.
For trucks, container trucks, this blind spot has a length of more than 30 or even more than 50 meters depending on the size of the vehicle. So, once smaller vehicles move into this blind spot, the driver cannot see it from the driver’s seat at all. For vehicles located in this blind spot area, visibility is also limited and difficult to react when large drivers stop suddenly.
The easiest fix is to install the sensor and camera back. These devices provide a full 360-degree rear view, useful for novice drivers. If the vehicle does not have this device, before reversing or making a U-turn, the driver should get off to observe the area behind.