One of the most basic safety tips that can be given to any driver is on how to become a better and safer driver by understanding the car’s blind spots. A blind spot is an area of the road that you cannot see while driving and looking forward that you need help with by utilizing your mirrors correctly
Unfortunately, most drivers in Louisville, Kentucky do not understand how to set up their mirrors correctly. This is something so simple that is often over looked and not correctly taught to new drivers.
The most basic rule is that if you are ever driving behind a car and that driver in the car in front of you can see you directly behind him/her with his/her side view mirrors, then you know that the car in front has his/her side view mirrors positioned completely wrong and that he/she cannot see his/her blind spots.
As a Louisville, Kentucky car accident attorney, Andrew Alitowski knows that most accidents occur in a split second and a driver needs to know all of his/her surroundings while driving. Well, if the side view mirrors are not positioned correctly, then this hurts the driver’s chances of avoiding an accident.
Most Louisville, Kentucky drivers set up their side mirrors so that they can see part of the side of their own car. This is incorrect and a common mistake. You should not be able to see any part of the side of your car. The mirrors should be extended outwards so as to see off to the side so as to catch that car or object in the ‘blind spot’ that you could not see without having to turn your head completely around within your seat. As a Louisville, Kentucky car accident attorney, Andrew Alitowski knows that it is important to always be looking straight and to only have to slightly and only for a split second take a look to one side or the other to make sure it is clear to change lanes. On Youtube.com there are many good educational videos teaching driver safety. Here is one of them that you should review with your family and friends.
If you have been involved in a Louisville, Kentucky car accident, please call and speak to a Louisville car accident attorney at the Law Offices of Andrew S. Alitowski at 888-ASK-ANDREW (275-2637) or contact us online. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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