Still thinking about blind area while? I was also afraid of reverse parking

There are plenty of cars visible on our roads. And the number is continually growing. Although the number of automobiles grows rapidly, the number of available parking space changes not equally fast. Regularly, if we try to park your car, we have to fit a car in a very limited space. It is not uncommon that we have to park back and reverse car into a parking area.

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Autor: Mace Ojala
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May us as practicing that skill plenty of times during driving course. Most of us have to present that skill during the driving test. Personally, I do not know anyone that feels confident and chilled out when reversing car. I also used to have that problem since I could remember. And that always made me feel very stressed. In theory, I knew how to do this. Practically, I was terrified that I could harm something or someone with my car. This thought terrified me so much that I even stopped doing reverse parking.

The thing that was even more disturbing for me was that there is area called “blind area” just behind your car. Have you ever heard about it? That is an field which cannot be seen in the rearview mirror. Blind area cannot be directly observed from the car if you Are on the driver sit. You must to admit, it’s rather creepy that you do not see thefield directly behind a car. Field which is essential for parking your car harmlessly.

So, I have conducted my onw research. I have talked with many colleagues and family members. Many of them have told me to buy parking sensors. They have explained me that they are ultrasonic sensors that will alert me if there is an obstacle over a car while I park. I have to admit – it is ok. However, I had huge doubt if I should purchase them. Why? I usually knew that there was obstacle behind a car. I usually was aware if it was pretty close or still distant. What I needed was something that would provide me with the precise information on how big is the distance between the back of my car and the thing behind it.

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Autor: Dave Jones
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And then, during the Christmas holiday, I have received from my brother an unexpected but very useful present – a rear view camera for bmw. The model is not important at the moment – I can’t even remember it. What is substantial is that thanks to upgrade reverse camera bmw I don’t avoid reverse parking anymore!