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Old 11-21-2011, 09:10 PM
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This may be one of those cases where preference is a deciding factor. For about $2 a piece I can have these little mirrors attached within my big mirrors. I can glance at them when I'm changing lanes or some other maneuver where I want to guarantee that I'm clear without having to crane my neck or some other physical movement. Blind spot mirrors are great for me. If one has another method that works for them, they should use it with confidence. There's probably no right or wrong here on this issue.
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truth is... no one needs 'blind spot' mirrors... you only need to know HOW to adjust your mirrors properly...

Most people look into their outside mirrors and align them so they can 'just barely' see the side of their car/truck. Not correct.

What you should do is place your head on the glass of your driver-side window and then adjust the driver side mirror to 'just barely' see the side of your car truck... then for the passenger side, place your head over the center console (or center) of your truck and then align the passenger mirror to 'just barely' see the side of your truck.
THEN realize that the 'windshield mounted' mirror is your primary 'rear-vew' mirror. As you drive, you will now see that what is shown in the inside rearview mirror is what is directly behind you ... and that when vehicles begin to go 'off the side' of the primary (windshield) mirror, they show up in each of your outside mirrors. As they approach the 'going-out-of-sight' on the sideviews you can see the vehicle(s) directly outside your windows. You never have to 'look behind/over your shoulder' again

It takes a VERY short time to get adjusted to this mindset... and it's the manner taught/used by professional drivers. Try it. You'll like it.

Why look at the same thing in three mirrors? Think about it.
I've had my mirrors adjusted this way for the past month and it does work, I still might get blind spot mirrors thoughfor parking, you can see where your rear wheels are at in relationship to the lines or curb.
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truth is... no one needs 'blind spot' mirrors... you only need to know HOW to adjust your mirrors properly...

Most people look into their outside mirrors and align them so they can 'just barely' see the side of their car/truck. Not correct.
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Looking thru the windshield for so many seconds, look thru the rear view mirror for a quick second, then the right side outer mirror for about the same time, back to the windshield & then to the left side mirror, then back to the windshield for a several seconds & start thru it all again
LOL - you must have both known my father, he told me the exact same things when he taught me to drive, I remember him saying that you don't need to see the back of the car in your side mirrors, you know it will stay connected and not fall off, why do you need to look at it.
Seriously, both comments are spot-on
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