Blind spot is a physical phenomenon that every driver is familiar with. According to several studies, hundreds of traffic accidents occur as a result of vehicle mismanagement caused by these blind spots. Regrettably, some of these mishaps end in fatalities and significant injuries to the car/vehicle occupants. Moreover, the majority of these accidents might have been avoided if drivers were taught how to avoid blind spots and blind spot accidents. As a result, we will describe in detail this naturally occurring phenomenon and how to avoid it in this post. Continue reading all the way to the end!

What is a Blind Spot?

To keep you and your passengers safe on the road, you must first understand what a blind spot is and how it contributes to the high number of accidents that occur each year. One of the most fundamental driving rules is to never leave your lane unless there is enough space to do so safely. The only way to tell is to look in the rear-view mirrors, both internal and external, because the vehicles behind you and those passing on each side are visible in these mirrors. Sadly, the blind spot is a small area that is not covered by any of these mirrors. Simply explained, a blind spot is an area that neither your naked eyes nor your mirrors can see.

You can see the cars in front of you, and you can see most of the ones behind you in your rearview mirror. The outside rearview mirrors show the vehicles coming from each side. When a car in front of you approaches an area not covered by any of the rear-view mirrors, you will be unaware of its proximity. You may end up doing a potentially dangerous lane-change manoeuvre.

It is difficult to see something that is in your blind spot unless you turn your head back, which is risky because you always need to keep your eyes on the road in front of you. Blind spots are so hazardous and responsible for so many collisions because of this: Cars change lanes because they think there is no traffic going in the direction they are going, yet collisions happen because of the close proximity of the car that has been hidden in the blind spot.

The car will be seen in your mirror(s) as it comes up from behind for a considerable amount of time until it is no longer there. A blind spot is what you have here. The car will keep passing you and soon be back in your mirror’s field of view. Your car’s pillars and door frames, among other components, could create blind spots.

It’s also crucial to realise that you can be in another vehicle’s blind spot. To avoid being in his blind area and instead of being plainly visible in the ORVMs, you must take caution when approaching a car from behind (Outside rear view mirror). If you must pass, do so quickly and gently. Hence, exercising extra caution is necessary, especially if large cars are nearby. The blind spots of a truck driver will be much larger than those of a car driver. So, it is crucial to use caution when in close proximity to such large trucks.

This blog post should have made it clear how to avoid blind spots and accidents caused by them.

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