Useful Information About a Blind Spot Monitor

Our team here at Island Honda in Kahului, HI tries to keep our consumers informed about the safety features that are available with the models in our inventory. Over the past few years, automobile manufacturers have developed safety features that are innovative and offer drivers and passengers increased protection. One of the top safety features on the market is a Blind Spot Monitor.

A Blind Spot Monitor a standard safety feature in about 9% of newer models, which typically include luxury vehicles and higher trims. About 57% of newer models offer a Blind Spot Monitor as an available safety feature. Many consumers choose a Blind Spot Monitor because it can help prevent lane-change accidents. According to the IIHS, Blind Spot Monitors have reduced the likelihood of lane-change accidents by 14% and lane-change accident injuries by 23%.

How does it work? Blind Spot Monitors use sensors to detect for vehicles that enter blind spot zones. If one is detected, most systems provide drivers with a visual alert on the side mirrors.

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