According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are more than 826,000 traffic accidents every year in the U.S. that happen while changing lanes... most due to blind spots. As the population is expanding faster than the highway systems, the number of blind spot related accidents is bound to increase; that's where the No Blind Spot Rear View Mirror comes in.
When you look at this photo, hold on to your cookies and remember you are looking in a rear view mirror; otherwise you could become a little "sea sick."
The No Blind Spot Rear View Mirror has a 180° rear view field of vision, compared to a standard rear view mirror which has a 52° field of view. As you can see, the mirror captures the cars on your left and right before they even get to the back corners of your bumper -- right where two major blind spots would prevent you from seeing them in a regular rear view mirror. But with the No Blind Spot mirror, you can see them right up until they come into your peripheral field of vision. And there is no distortion as there may be from your side mirrors. (Objects may be closer than they appear: I've never understood that!)
Hammacher's product copy says that this very same mirror is used by police officers and professional race car drivers! A few other handy features of the No Blind Spot Mirror:
- It reduces glare from the headlights of trailing vehicles by 50 percent;
It installs without tools, simply clamping onto your existing rear view mirror; and
It is entirely shatterproof.
And, because it's available from Hammacher Schlemmer, it comes with a lifetime guarantee. The No Blind Spot Rear View Mirror seems like a must-have for you and a great gift for someone you love. Why don't all car companies install these?
reference: Blind Spot Safety Systems