Auto Injuries and Blind Spots

All vehicles have blind spots, and unfortunately, these can lead to crashes and injuries.
One of the most preventable auto related injuries occurs when children are hurt due to vehicles backing up, estimated at 50 cases per week nationally in the US. Most often these auto injuries occur around the home, and in 70% of the cases involves parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, or sibling drivers backing into small children.
As a preventable auto injury, there are some precautions that can be taken to reduce the risk:
  • Prior to backing up, walk around the vehicle.
  • Educate your children to avoid playing or hiding around vehicles
  • Back up camera
According to Consumer Reports and smaller cars typically have smaller blind spots.

Graph/diagram of vehicle blind spots when reversing

More details and specific cars listed on those websites.

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