A blindzone is the area behind a vehicle where the driver cannot see even when looking back and using their rear and side view mirrors correctly. Blindzones are also in front of the vehicle but are not as large.
- Average blindzone = 15 to 25 feet
- Shorter drivers result in larger blindzones
- Over 60% of backovers involve a larger vehicle such as a truck, van or SUV
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), every year backover accidents cause, on average, 210 fatalities and 15,000 injuries. Backovers take place mainly in driveways and parking lots … Read MorePosted In: Car Accidents