Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationSafety · 2 months ago

Why do companies make blindspot mirrors that don't give the correct distance of vehicles in the mirrors?

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    You should already be used to the distance.

  • F
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Most people are terrible at judging distance , so what difference would it make. 

    If you had a radar device that measured distance and told you “ car in right hand lane is 50m behind you”, most people wouldn’t know if that was safe to pull out or not.  

  • 2 months ago

    If it gave the correct distance, then you wouldn't be able to see enough in it, so you would still have a blind spot.

  • 2 months ago

    It is due to the convex mirror which although allows a better view, the physics of a convex mirror causes the image to be smaller than reality. It's really there to let you know that someone is there and to turn your head and LOOK!

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  • CB
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    To allow for a wider distance.

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