Reducing the Risk of a Blind Spot Accident in Monroe
Have you ever tried to switch lanes and almost side swept another vehicle as they lay on their horn letting you know they were there? You say to yourself, ‘where did they come from?’ Only to realize they’ve been riding in your blind spot. We here at Monroe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Superstore care about you and your vehicle so we’ve put together some tips to reduce your risk of a blind spot accident.
Three Tips for Your Blind Spot Protection
- Properly adjust your mirrors.This can help to eliminate blind spots on the left and right sides around your vehicle. Most drivers tend to position each side view mirror, so they can see the rear of their vehicle. However, you should move the mirror out away from your vehicle, so you can see more of the lane right next to you. This allows you to see other vehicles in your mirrors until they are right next to you and you can see them with your peripheral vision without having to turn your head away from the road.
- Be conscious of other drivers’ blind spots. This is especially true of truck drivers because they are much larger and a crash with a truck could cause severe injuries. As much as possible, avoid other vehicles’ blind spots; either slow down or change lanes to get out of another driver’s blind spot.
- Be a defensive driver. You should not expect other drivers to use the same safe-driving behaviors you do to prevent a crash. If you want to be a defensive driver, you need to assume other drivers will act recklessly and take steps to avoid being a victim of that recklessness. Another way to be a defensive driver is to take advantage of the blind spot monitoring technology in many of new vehicles, especially the ones in our new inventory here at Monroe Superstore.
At the Monroe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Superstore, we want you to be safe and consciously aware of your surroundings. If you need any assistance with the previous tips or have already been involved in a blind spot accident, bring your vehicle in today and let one of our five-star service associates help you.
If you’ve never been, come on over to our dealership, Monroe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Superstore, check out our website for our services and products, or give us a call at 888-997-5318 if you have any questions.