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Re: "Blind Spot" Mirror Insert Add Ons?

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Never seen it put this way. Why would you move your head to where it would never be during driving, then set the mirror to where you don't want it? Odd.

From: http://www.caranddriver.com/features...id-blind-spots

"The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) published a paper in 1995 suggesting how outside mirrors could be adjusted to eliminate blind spots. The paper advocates adjusting the mirrors so far outward that the viewing angle of the side mirrors just overlaps that of the cabinís rearview mirror. This can be disorienting for drivers used to seeing the flanks of their own car in the side mirrors. But when correctly positioned, the mirrors negate a carís blind spots. This obviates the need to glance over your shoulder to safely change lanes as well as the need for an expensive blind-spot warning system."


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Old 09-07-2012, 01:26 PM
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Re: "Blind Spot" Mirror Insert Add Ons?

I adj my mirrors to the recommended way but ended up going to what the old brain was used to. I just got the addon mirror from Amazon and it's worked so far.
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Re: "Blind Spot" Mirror Insert Add Ons?

That school of thought is good of you were'nt driving an SUV if you a driving a large vehicle you need to have you mirror ajusted the tradional way for situation awareness.

If you can see the sides of the car then you can determine the end of it for parking and close quarter manuevers.

bottom line is we all have to agree to disagree on the choices for adjustment.
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Re: "Blind Spot" Mirror Insert Add Ons?

Am I old fashioned when I turn my head and look over my shoulder to see if there is any vehicle in my blind spot?
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I still turn my head but it's good to have options when the time presents itself.
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Re: "Blind Spot" Mirror Insert Add Ons?

I adjusted my mirrors out so that I can just see the door handles. This seems to be a good compromise that almost eliminates the blind spot while still allowing a visual reference point of where my JGC is in relation to everything else.
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I find that a lot of people set their mirror so they can see their own car. I know because I can see their faces in their side mirrors when I am behind them. Setting your mirrors this way gives more redundancy and to some degree confidence. You can easily see the overlap so it is more assuring. The other method I suggest leaves very little overlap so it is harder to verify. You kind of have to trust that you have them set so that there is continuity.

The problem with the "old school" way is that you need a much larger turn of your head to verify there isn't a car in the next lane. With either system you need to do a head check, but with the SAE system you only need to look through the side window vs the rear glass. If you haven't tried it I highly recommend giving it a shot. For me the SAE system was an eye opener. If you tried it and didn't like it then by all means do what makes you feel safe & comfortable.
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Re: "Blind Spot" Mirror Insert Add Ons?

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If you can see the sides of the car then you can determine the end of it for parking and close quarter maneuvers
I used to feel the same way, but having gotten used to the new method of mirror adjustment, I wouldn't go back. As another poster said, I only have to look at the side windows to verify there is no one beside me, not try and twist my head around like an owl to see out of my rear side windows. As to parking and maneuvering, etc.; if you have it, that is the function of "parking assist" mode for the mirrors. It re-positions the mirrors in and down to show the rear corners of the vehicle when in reverse. Is this function not available in the EVIC in Laredo or Limited?
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