DEFENSIVE DRIVING“ A BETTER USE OF MIRRORS”                       DEFENSIVE DRIVING                                I ng. M...
AVOID ACCIDENTS WHEN CHANGINGLANES … KEEP SIDE MIRRORS AT 90º TO             REDUCE           BLIND AREAS  Good visibility...
OVER 600,000 ACCIDENTS OCCUR IN THE  UNITED STATES WHEN PEOPLE ARE         CHANGING LANES. More than 200 people are killed...
YOUR REAR-VIEW MIRROR (Front Windshield)            IS NOT ENOUGH      What can be                             It only sho...
NORMAL POSITION OF SIDE MIRRORS                 (YOU SEE THE SIDE OF YOUR VEHICLE) Use of rear-                           ...
NEW POSITION OF SIDE MIRRORS (YOU OBSERVE THE ROAD, NOT THE SIDE OF YOUR CAR)    Keep side mirror(s) at 90degrees – see th...
5 GOOD REASONS TO KEEP SIDE MIRRORS               AT 90º• You will not need to look over your shoulders  (although this is...
GOOD VISIBILITY MEANS ZERO       ACCIDENTSIt will take you some time to get used     to the new mirrors position. Be persi...
GOOD VISIBILITY MEANS ZERO        ACCIDENTES Try repositioning your side mirrors               today.                AND  ...
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  1. 1. DEFENSIVE DRIVING“ A BETTER USE OF MIRRORS” DEFENSIVE DRIVING I ng. Miguel An gel Espin osa Se gu r id a d Ind .
  2. 2. AVOID ACCIDENTS WHEN CHANGINGLANES … KEEP SIDE MIRRORS AT 90º TO REDUCE BLIND AREAS Good visibility = Zero accidentes Ing. M i gu e l A ng el Es p inos a
  3. 3. OVER 600,000 ACCIDENTS OCCUR IN THE UNITED STATES WHEN PEOPLE ARE CHANGING LANES. More than 200 people are killed every year due to these accidents. 60% of the drivers who caused the accident say they didn’t see the other vehicle. Ing. M i gu e l A ng el Es p inos a
  4. 4. YOUR REAR-VIEW MIRROR (Front Windshield) IS NOT ENOUGH What can be It only shows seen with only the traffic the rear-view behind you mirror BLI NDA A REA VIEW AREA D ARE BLIN BUT You can’t see the vehicles at your right and left unless they are very close Ing. M i gu e l A ng el Es p inos a
  5. 5. NORMAL POSITION OF SIDE MIRRORS (YOU SEE THE SIDE OF YOUR VEHICLE) Use of rear- Blind areas areview and side smaller mirrors BL IND VIEW R EA AR A EA AREA I ND BL AND other vehicles remain visible for a longer time Ing. M i gu e l A ng el Es p inos a
  6. 6. NEW POSITION OF SIDE MIRRORS (YOU OBSERVE THE ROAD, NOT THE SIDE OF YOUR CAR) Keep side mirror(s) at 90degrees – see the This way you willroad not the side only have 4 small of your vehicle blind areas B L I B N L B D VIEW AREA B I L N L I A I N R D D E N A A D A R R E A E A R A New View E Area A New View Area You will see other vehicles much faster and for longer periods Ing. M i gu e l A ng el Es p inos a
  7. 7. 5 GOOD REASONS TO KEEP SIDE MIRRORS AT 90º• You will not need to look over your shoulders (although this is not a bad idea)• You will only need to give the mirror(s) a quick look to spot the blind area(s). (The former method takes too long to look and return to the normal position, making you lose sight of what is in front of you)• Looking at the mirror(s) only keeps you focused on what is in front of you• You will have a better view, including blind areas• At night, other vehicle’s headlights will not reflect on the mirrors Ing. M i gu e l A ng el Es p inos a
  8. 8. GOOD VISIBILITY MEANS ZERO ACCIDENTSIt will take you some time to get used to the new mirrors position. Be persistent, this will help you to improve your safety and comfort. Ing. M i gu e l A ng el Es p inos a
  9. 9. GOOD VISIBILITY MEANS ZERO ACCIDENTES Try repositioning your side mirrors today. AND …. Drive more safely Ing. M i gu e l A ng el Es p inos a

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