Blind Spot Checks - See What Your Mirrors Can't Show You
Checking your blind spots is a must for all safe drivers, and for any driver who wants to pass their driving test. The truth is, many drivers are not checking their blind spots the right way, and many drivers are not checking their blind spots enough. Join Drivers Ed Direct instructor Micah as he expertly breaks down how and when to do blind spot checks.
What's a Blind Spot?
Your blind spot is the area next to and behind your vehicle that you cannot see using any of your rearview mirrors.
How Do You Check a Blind Spot?
Check your blind spots by using quick glances to look over your left or right shoulder using the "chin to shoulder" technique.
When Do You Check a Blind Spot?
Check your blind spots before any left or right turn on major streets, before any lane change, and before pulling to or pulling away from the curb.
Any Other Blind Spot DMV Test Tips?
Yes! Don't forget to check your blind spots even if your car has automatic blind spot sensors. Failing to manually check your blind spots is dangerous and will get you failed on your DMV Drive Test.