As drivers, we all want to stay safe on the road. However, despite our best intentions, accidents can still happen. One of the most common causes of accidents is blind spots. Blind spots are areas around the car that the driver cannot see, even with the help of mirrors.
When drivers fail to check these blind spots before making a move, it can lead to a collision with another vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist. Blind spots can be caused by the design of the car, the driver’s seat position or the angle of the mirrors. Blind spot accidents are often severe because the driver is typically unaware of the other vehicle’s presence until it is too late to take evasive action.
Rearview blind spot
One of the most common blind spots is the rearview blind spot. This is an area directly behind your car that cannot be seen through the rearview mirror. Many drivers tend to rely solely on their mirrors and forget to turn their heads to check the back of their vehicles. This can be dangerous, especially when changing lanes or backing up.
Intersection blind spot
An intersection blindspot is an area around an intersection where a driver cannot see due to the intersection’s design or other obstacles. This blind spot is particularly dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists who may be crossing the intersection. To avoid this blindspot, slow down when approaching an intersection and look both ways before proceeding.
Blindspots can easily cause road accidents if not taken seriously. If someone injures you because they fail to check their blind spots, you may be entitled to compensation.