Automobile Knowledge by Maus Nissan of North Tampa: A Quick Look at a Blind Spot Monitor

There are many advanced safety features available with vehicles that give you and your passengers enhanced protection when you're driving around Tampa. A blind spot monitor is a popular driver-assist feature that can help you keep an eye on vehicles approaching your blind spots.

With cameras, radars, and/or sensors, a blind spot monitor detects for vehicles that are moving into your blind spot zones. When a vehicle enters your blind spots, you'll get an auditory and/or visual warning so that you know it's not safe to change lanes.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reported that lane keeping systems and blind spot monitors can help reduce injuries and fatalities that result from lane-change accidents. According to the IIHS, if blind spot monitors were equipped with every vehicle on the road in 2015, it could have reduced injuries from lane-change accidents by 55,000 and lane-change crashes by 85,000.

 

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