Concluding the two-part blog Blind Spot Car Accidents, the following presents some additional important information about traffic accidents that occur when motorists fail to check their blind spots before changing lanes or making turns. While Part 1 of this blog focused on some tips that could help drivers avoid causing blind spot accidents, here in Part 2, we will present some additional tips that can help minimize the chances of these collisions, as well as some of the factors that tend to make these accidents more likely to occur.
Additional Tips on Avoiding Blind Spot Car Accidents
- When adjusting your vehicle’s right side mirror, position it so that only part of the passenger side of the vehicle is visible. This will make the right-side lane appear in this mirror when driving.
- Don’t make mirror adjustments while you are driving (as it can distract you from the task at driving and may cause you to get into an accident – especially if the glare from the sun is caught in the mirror); instead, only adjust your vehicle’s mirrors when you are stopped at a red light and the vehicle is not in motion.
- When changing lanes or making turns, make sure to turn your head and check the blind spots in either side of your vehicle to make sure that other vehicles, motorcyclists, pedestrians, etc. are not in your blind spot.
- When driving on busy roads, do your best to not drive in another vehicle’s blind spot. You can do this by slowing down and waiting for other vehicles to pass you.
- Always drive defensively. This includes operating vehicles under the assumption that other drivers are not looking out for you.
When Blind Spot Accidents Are More Likely to Occur…
Circumstances that make it more likely that blind spot car accidents will take place include when drivers are:
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