Beware of blind spots and car accidents!
There are numerous causes for car accidents; the blind spot is one of those causes. A blind spot is the area behind a vehicle that a person can't see from the driver's seat.
Unfortunately, cars, SUVs, small trucks, mini vans, big rig trucks, and motorcycles all have blind spots.
To the typical car driver and small truck driver, we mistakenly think that big rig trucks have better visibility because of their size and height from the ground. That couldn’t be further from the truth because of their height ratio from the ground compared to that of a car or small truck, visibility becomes less verses better.
Like big rigs but on a smaller, more popular everyday scale, SUVs, pickups, and minivans have larger blind spots than passenger cars.
Blind spot accidents frequently occur when changing lanes or merging in and out of traffic or backing up.
How many times have you read a tragic story where someone was backing out of a driveway and didn’t see the small children playing behind the car?
Not seeing another vehicle or person or child is not an excuse. Don’t assume that the other driver or person will move out of the way. Drivers of all vehicles must be vigilant of these dangers.
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