One of the most overlooked dangers of driving a car is the blind spot. Numerous accidents occur because drivers forget to check their blind spots while turning.
Fortunately, as technology improves, more car manufacturers focus on improving their cars’ safety features. One thing you should keep an eye out for is the blind spot safety features of cars.
Not everyone is able to check their blind spots due to limited physical ability. A blind spot warning system will warn drivers of objects that are in their blind spots when they are attempting to change lanes or park.
So, how exactly is a blind spot warning system able to spot objects in your blind spot? The system is made up of sensors that keep an eye on the section of space that makes up the blind spot of the car.
When an object moves into this space, the sensors are able to pick this motion. This is then relayed to a visual signal that’s located either in the side view mirror or near it, so that the driver will know that something is in his or her blind spot even if the driver cannot see it. If the driver turns his or her turn signal on, the signal will grow brighter or larger in case the driver hasn’t noticed it.
The blind spot safety features of cars can be quite helpful. For additional information about car safety, or for information regarding car insurance options, contact us at CCW Insurance today.
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