Optimal Blind Spot Mirror Placement
December 26, 2013 2:05 PM Subscribe
I normally position my car's side mirrors according to this method of minimizing blind spots
, but the car I'm driving now, the driver's side mirror will not move as far out as I need it to, so I am supplementing the mirrors with little convex blind spot mirrors
(the current mirrors also won't show parking spot lines). However, what is the optimal placement for these? Outside/bottom? Inside/bottom? People have them all different ways and I'm wondering what works best.
posted by Mo' Money Moe Bandy to Travel & Transportation (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
A bit of additional info: this is a Ford Mustang so a bit low to the ground, and the area I'm specifically having trouble with is (if straight ahead is 0 deg and my left arm is 90 deg) the 110-140 deg area. Visibility is not great in this car so turning my head isn't always helpful. It's usually most problematic when I'm merging onto the freeway and trying to spot cars that may be merging in my direction to exit.