? A BETTER USE OF MIRRORS?
AVOID ACCIDENTS WHEN CHANGING
LANES ? KEEP SIDE MIRRORS AT 90º TO REDUCE
Good visibility = Zero accidentes
OVER 600,000 ACCIDENTS OCCUR IN THE UNITED STATES WHEN PEOPLE ARE CHANGING LANES.
More than 200 people are killed every year due to these accidents.
60% of the drivers who caused the accident say they didn?t see the other vehicle.
YOUR REAR-VIEW MIRROR (Front Windshield) IS NOT ENOUGH
What can be seen with only the rear-view mirror
It only shows the traffic behind you
You can?t see the vehicles at your right and left unless they are very close
5 GOOD REASONS TO KEEP SIDE MIRRORS AT 90º
You will not need to look over your shoulders (although this is not a bad idea)
You will only need to give the mirror(s) a quick look to spot the blind area(s). (The former method takes too long to look and return to the normal position, making you lose sight of what is in front of you)
Looking at the mirror(s) only keeps you focused on what is in front of you
You will have a better view, including blind areas
At night, other vehicle?s headlights will not reflect on the mirrors