The Dangers of Vehicle Blind Spots and How Van Side Windows Can Help Improve Visibility22 October 2019
Vehicle blind spots are areas around a certain vehicle wherein the driver is unable to see other road users. This proved to be a threatening and dangerous facet in driving since it happens more often than you think. Heavier vehicles such as vans, trucks, and buses are likely to have more vehicle blind spots due to their larger size. Despite the prevalence of vehicle blind spots, most people seem to be unaware of the dangers it might pose.
Dangers of Vehicle Blind Spots
Unknown to some, the dangers of vehicle blind spots can be quite threatening. Under extreme circumstances, it could lead to gruesome injuries and death. That is why it is important to be aware of its risks as well as its precautions.
Lasting Large Obstructions and Miscalculated Intersection Turns
When you pass by an area with a large obstruction such as a large tree or billboard, the tendency is that the object will remain in your vision but in a different angle. In such instances, you will fail to see other smaller objects such as a smaller car or pedestrian that constitute as your blind spot. Your unintentional disregard for those smaller objects can lead to an accident.
Similarly, as certain objects in an area is deemed not visible to the driver, he is most likely to miscalculate where and when to turn. This can in turn result to him hitting a person or an object accidentally.
Switching lanes increases the chance of sideswipe collision. It is considered the most common accident in changing lanes. However, they are often seen as minor incidents but can be extremely dangerous when collided with a larger vehicle. This often occurs when a vehicle is unable to see another vehicle while changing lanes. It is also considered as another blind spot mishap. Same goes with making a turn when there is moving traffic.
Those are few of the dangers that one can encounter due to vehicular blind spots. The area behind a car has in itself a lot of blind spots especially from the driver’s perspective. Sadly, it continued to increase among larger cars such as pickups, SUVs, and minivans. They have shorter rear glasses, thicker pillars and higher rear decks.
Importance of Van Side Windows
That is why side windows in vans must be of utmost importance. By installing side windows in larger vehicles such as vans, you are significantly reducing the blind spots in your vehicle. You will be able to spot more areas as you are driving, thus minimising the danger down the road. Due to the safety it can offer, more vehicles should be obligated to install van side windows. After all, it is better to be safe than sorry.
Here at Jamieson Auto Fit, we can contribute to your safety by installing van side windows that improve visibility and safety by reducing blind-spots. Our complete conversion service for your van includes fitting of side windows either in standard body panel moulding or customised to your own requirements.