Heard this on Car Talk and decided to try it. When done correctly, whenever a car behind you move out of your rear view mirror, you will see the car in one of your side mirrors.
At first, this new way of adjusting car mirrors is very distressing.
- When the car shows up in your side mirror, it feels like it’s only inches away. It’s true that “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear”.
- You’ll see more actions in your side mirror.
- Must adjust the habit of watching distant traffic in the side mirrors to the rear view mirror.
But after you get use to it, it’s pretty amazing. It feels like there are no blind spots at all. I do still turn my head when changing lanes, just to be safe.
Give it a try! Let me know if you have other useful hints to add for the adjustment period.