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Forget About Lane Detection Warnings — Properly Adjust Your Side Mirrors

March 2, 2015 Featured, Transportation 1 Comment

Last month I attended the massive Chicago Auto Show with my husband. The amount of technology in ordinary new cars is simply astonishing: rearview  cameras, automatic braking, and lane detection warning. For those of us unable to afford a 2015 car until 2020 or later I can offer a cheap tip to make up for a lack of lane detection: properly adjust your mirrors. When I took my driver’s exam at 16 I don’t think my mom;s 1974 Dodge Dart even had a passenger mirror.

YOU SHOULD NOT SEE YOUR CAR IN YOUR SIDE MIRRORS!

Here’s a visual guide:

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The very top row shows how your mirrors should be adjusted — you shouldn’t see your vehicle in your side mirrors. Image source: Car and Driver (click image to view article

If you think I’m just making this up, see:

You can also just watch this brief video:

Even if you have a new car with lane detection warning go ahead and adjust those power heated mirrors so you can see vehicles in the next lanes — you don’t need to see your own car.

— Steve Patterson

 

Currently there is "1 comment" on this Article:

  1. John says:

    Or instead of spending hundreds on fancy technology, but a $2 convex mirror that sticks on your side mirror and lets you see everything.

     

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