October 2015 | LTrent

L Trent Safety Tip | Blind Spots

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A blind spot is an area around the vehicle that cannot be directly observed by the driver while at the controls.
Blind spots exist on the rear and both sides of the car. There are also front blind spots created by the windscreen pillars.

Side blind spots are not eliminated by mirrors! Outside mirrors move the blind spot further from the side of the vehicle.

The sure and safe way to eliminate blind spots is to turn your head and look.

When driving, rear blind spots are checked by a quick glance over the shoulder.

You can work out the blind spots in your car by driving very slowly beside a parked vehicle and seeing the difference between mirror vision and reality.

Road Rules | Roundabouts

Rules for Roundabouts are among the most misunderstood road rules in NSW.
How many times do you see drivers waiting for cars to enter the roundabout?
Approaching a Roundabout – Drivers must use their indicator if they intend to turn left or right, or make aU-turn at the roundabout.
Entering a Roundabout – Drivers must slow or stop to give way to any vehicle already in the roundabout.
There is no requirement for drivers to signal when approaching the roundabout, if they are going straight ahead.
Have a look at this video to find out more: