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Forum topic by juniorjock posted 11-26-2012 02:07 PM 650 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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juniorjock

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11-26-2012 02:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: driving tip mirror blind spot

I saw this on the web yesterday and tried it out this morning . . . it works.

Adjust the driver’s side mirror so that the vehicle you’re driving is barely out of the mirror. TAADAA!!! No blind spot. I’m not kidding, this worked. The car passing you is visible in the mirror from a pretty good distance and when it goes out of view as it passes, you can see the nose of the car coming in the window. Supposed to work with the other side mirror too.

Some of you may already know this… but a good tip to share.


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hairy

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#1 posted 11-26-2012 02:24 PM

Is this what you saw?

http://www.cartalk.com/content/avoiding-blind-spot-5

When you ride motorcycles, you realize a blind spot means your mirror is out of adjustment. Thanks for the reminder, jj.

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#2 posted 11-26-2012 02:55 PM

You’re welcome, hairy. The one I saw was one of those info graphics. It had text and drawings that showed how the different adjustments would look like. I tried to find the graphic, but can’t remember where I saw it.

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#3 posted 11-27-2012 04:12 PM

My mom and I have always argued about this.. I say: if you see the side of your car, you’re just wasting space in the mirror.

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#4 posted 11-27-2012 04:17 PM

The down side is a lot of people use their side mirrors when backing up, especially in parking lots. And it helps to be able to see the back corners of your car to avoid hitting anything you may be passing close to.

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#5 posted 11-27-2012 04:19 PM

If the car is just outside the margins of the mirrors, leaning your head an inch or so left, right, or back will solve that problem :D

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#6 posted 11-27-2012 04:25 PM

I set the mirrors so that the car you are driving is just outside of the mirror line of view (if you move your head left/right a tad big you’d see it) – thinking about it, you don’t really need to see your own car – just whats next to it ;) and indeed – it covers the blind spots pretty well.

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#7 posted 11-27-2012 09:34 PM

Though I like Gary Larson’s Far Side cartoon version better

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