Do you drive an SUV? Are you aware of a potential blind spot directly in front of your vehicle? Learn about this deadly blindspot today!
The most unimaginable thing for any parent is the loss of a child.
But now, imagine accidentally driving over your child.
Oh, my goodness.
Unfortunately, this is happening more often due to front-end blind spots.
You heard me right.
There is a blind spot right in front of your eyes, and you may not realize it.
Hi, I’m Nancy at Kneble’s Auto Service Center.
There is a blind spot in front of your vehicle when you are in a truck or SUV.
Consumer reports found that front blind zones can extend a dozen feet or more for some of the country’s most popular vehicles.
NBC News reported they lined up 11 children in a row before seeing their heads above the front of the vehicle.
With 80% of new car sales in 2022 being SUVs and trucks, according to J.D. Power, this horror is becoming more frequent and needs to be curbed immediately.
More and more children die in driveways and parking lots from forward-moving accidents.
Deaths from front-end crashes have doubled since 2008.
With these statistics, automakers need to help our children be safe.
In May 2018, vehicles sold in the United States must be equipped with backup cameras, but not mandatory for front-end cameras or sensors.
A bill has been just entered into legislation to require automakers to install cameras or sensors to make front blind zones safe and detect obstacles.
Unfortunately, even if it’s passed quickly, it will be decades before it is common practice for all automakers to follow, not just in luxury or expensive vehicles.
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