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Driving Blind Spots. Blindspots in your “Space Cushion”. The following presentation derived from information developed by external sources. 78’. 19’. 21’. 26’. Looking over toolbox. 45’. 19’. 53’. 19’. 5’. 13’. Looking over headrest thru side window. 38’.

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Driving Blind Spots

Blindspotsin your “Space Cushion”

The following presentation derived from information developed by external sources


78’

19’

21’

26’

Looking

over

toolbox

45’

19’

53’

19’

5’

13’

Looking over headrest

thru side window

38’

Footprint of Blind Spots Around a Typical Work Truck

Distances shown are the point at which driver can see the ground.

Note: Measurements taken on flat ground with Dodge D1500 Supercab, with & without toolbox and 5’ 7” driver.


Passenger Side Blind Spot

Anything “hiding” in this area?


3’4”

2’9”

Passenger Side Blind Spot

‘could be…


Even in the side view mirror there is nothing visible!


Blind Spot

Everything OK driving around the corner of this vessel?


Pump Stand

Oops...


Passenger Side Front Blind Spot

Everything looks good out the front….


Passenger Side Front Blind Spot

Except...


Pressure Gauge

We have blind spots

on the driver’s

side, too...

they’re smaller…

but just as

REAL!


As the driver prepares to turn left and enter the road, he’s typically looking along the intersection...


… not down below.

That’s why a marker or barrier is needed here.


Don’t get “Blindsided”

  • Minimize backing.

  • Protect your “space cushion”.

  • Recognize BIG blind spots exist onallsides.

  • Install markers or guards to protect or warn of potential hazards.


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