MINOT N.D. - We are taught in driving school to make sure we check our blind spot mirrors when out on the road.
Not being able to see in your blind spot is dangerous.
In this week's Don't Buy It, Until We Try It, we test out a product that claims to eliminate your blind spots and help you get to your destinations safely.
Safe driving is key when out on the road. Spark Innovators claims its Clear Zone Auxiliary Mirror can help you be a better driver by eliminating your blind spot. So, I asked Minot's Finest to help me put it to the test.
After we attached the product to the car's side mirrors it was time to drive.
As we drove, we instantly noticed some pros and cons about the mirrors.
"It does provide a slightly wider view of angle, but they do vibrate a lot as you go down the road; and so it makes it hard to see what you're looking at and what type of vehicle you or what exactly you see behind you," said Officer Patrick Blanchard, of the Minot Police Department.
Then, we wanted to see how well it performs with blind spots.
"It does help with portions of it, but there's definitely some areas that I can't see," said Blanchard.
Newer models of cars usually have added mirrors or blind spot detectors, but we still found this tool to be useful.
"It would probably work in smaller cars or smaller pick-ups though," said Blanchard.
Giving this product a clear review.
"I'm going to give it a thumbs up because I do think it would help some certain individuals, but if you already have convex mirrors on your vehicle then it wouldn't help you at all," said Blanchard.
The clear zone mirrors sell for about $15 and if you have any ideas for my next Don't Buy It Until We Try It send an email to at firstname.lastname@example.org