A Brief Explanation of a Blind Spot Monitor

A blind spot monitor is an innovative safety feature that is found in many newer models. In luxury models, it is typically a standard safety feature. More affordable models sometimes offer it as an available safety feature. Here at Carbone Subaru of Utica in Yorkville, NY, we want you to get the most out of your vehicle, so let's learn about a blind spot monitor.

Typically, blind spot monitors use radar-based sensors to scan for vehicles in your blind spot zones. If a vehicle is detected, then the system will issue a visual and audible alert to keep the driver in his or her lane. Visual alerts usually appear as a flashing icon on the side mirrors.

Many drivers use blind spot monitors for additional security, and they significantly reduce the risk of lane-change collisions. According to the IIHS, blind spot monitors reduce lane-change collisions by 14 percent and lane-change collision injuries by 23 percent.

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