As the years go by, there are more and more safety features that cause us to wonder how we ever survived before they were invented. From seatbelts to airbags, there have been a lot of safety inventions in the last one hundred years. One that is being added into nearly every new vehicle is the rearview camera. Here is how to use your rearview camera safely.
The first thing to note about rearview cameras is that objects in the camera may seem bigger, smaller, closer, or further away than they actually are. To be safe, look over your shoulder once or twice just to make sure that what you are seeing in the camera is accurate.
It’s also important to understand that there is a blind spot directly beneath the camera. That means that anything below your camera and bumper will not show up on your screen. Whether it’s a bike lying on the ground or broken glass, have a look around the area a little bit before backing up into, or out of, your space.
By following these simple tips, you reduce your risk of accident significantly. Nearly every car will have one of these cameras in the near future, so it’s important to learn how to use them now.