Corvettes, Blind Spots, Old Habits, and New Technology

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Some people are a bit bothered by the C7 Corvette’s blind spots, and that’s understandable, because they exist and they aren’t exactly tiny. GM also has no current offering for blind spot assistance. This leaves the aftermarket as the only option for folks who feel they need to put such a safety feature in their car.

The subject has also sparked a debate on how to set up mirrors, and if the blind spot technology is even necessary. Ask two people how they set up their side-view mirrors and you’ll likely get two different answers. There’s no incorrect way to do it, because as long as you’re not crashing into anything, then you’ve set it up correctly.

Some claim it is simply better to just pay more attention while driving, and I totally agree. Nothing can take away from the importance of driving attentively, but I also am a fan of blind spot assistance technology at the same time. Where humans are fallible creatures and mistakes can be made, a car rolling down the road at highway speed can be seen as an absolute. If blind spot monitoring can keep my car shiny for another day, I’m all for it. On Chicago’s highways, where I frequently drive, the reason behind my endorsement becomes even more evident: other drivers.

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Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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