Every week, at least 50 children are killed or injured because they are backed over by drivers. Vehicle blind spots are to blame and in some newer model cars blind spots are getting worse.
Blind spots in newer makes and models are causing dangerous situations on our roadways. Consumer Reports put the blind zones to the test.
They placed a 28-inch traffic cone behind the vehicle at the point where the driver could just see the top.
For a shorter driver, some sedans, like the 2010 Ford Fusion, had a blind zone of 40 feet. Some small SUVs, like a 2010 Land Rover LR4, measured up to 38 feet. And the 2007 Chevy Avalanche had a blind zone of 50 feet.
Auto-makers are also trying to reduce blind spots with high-tech gadgets. During Consumer Reports testing, they found rear-view cameras virtually eliminated blind spots.
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