Learn About a Blind Spot Monitor


If you are shopping for a new vehicle, what features are important to you? Many of our consumers at Lithia Fiat of Concord prefer vehicles that come equipped with innovative safety features. A Blind Spot Monitor is a popular safety feature among consumers because it enhances safety and helps to prevent lane change collisions.

A Blind Spot Monitoring System uses sensors to monitor for vehicles in your blind spot zones. They are typically made to work at highway speeds. Most Blind Spot Monitors will alert a driver with a visual and audible alert. Most visual alerts will appear as a lighted icon on the exterior side mirror.

According to the IIHS, blind-spot detection systems can help drivers avoid lane change collision injuries by 23% and lane change collisions by 14%. Blind Spot Monitors are standard on about 9% of vehicles, and they are offered as an available safety feature on about 57% of new models.

 

 

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