Shouldn't be trusted for what Dec? As a single place to check when maneuvering?
The small round "bullet" mirrors provide an excellent view of the side of your car and what's behind especially since the "B" pillar can obscure a portion of the view. While I don't have bullet mirrors on my MINI, I do on my Explorer. A great addition and really enhanced safe driving.
In any case though, a look over the shoulder is a required move when changing lanes, as is signaling, checking all mirrors, etc.
hmm do people have such a problem with blindspots? if i adjust the mirrors out enough, cars will disappear from my mirrors and appear in my peripheral vision right away. so there is very little blindspot on the car.
i still turn around if i haven't been keeping an eye on traffic, but i do look at the side mirrors constantly (keeping track of what cars are behind me and what cars have passed me)
If you are used driving cars with blind spot separation mirro glasses, suddenly driving without is a bit of a surprise. With the special glasses you can IMHO better anticipate to the busy traffic (here in Europe)
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