One in two cyclists don't know where the blind spot is
Research shows that nearly 50% of adults don't know where a truck's blind spot is or where cyclists should position themselves in order to be safe when cycling near a large vehicle. 46% of all serious accidents involving the blind spot have a fatal outcome. And this happens despite the fact that cameras can easily be used to provide real-time coverage of blind spots.
Research into how adult cyclists and bystanders approach the blind spots of large vehicles in traffic has shown that almost half of those surveyed were incorrect when choosing what they thought was a safe position near the truck. Most accidents occur at the front right-hand side of the cab. Although trucks are fitted with a front mirror and a kerb mirror, which cover the area in front of and to the right of the cab respectively, there are still blind spots in this area.
However, CornerEye can provide you an excellent view of these blind spots in real time. This camera system replaces the front mirror and kerb mirror and offers an excellent view of the areas they cover and beyond with a single glance, increasing the safety of both drivers and cyclists.
Another system for blind spot detection, is SideEye. The system actively provides visual and audible alerts for drivers as soon as other road users (such as pedestrians and cyclists) are detected in the truck's blind spot. And because SideEye uses a combination of radar signals, audio signals and camera images, you will always have a good view of the blind spot in the area surrounding your truck. Furthermore, a monitor overlay indicates that there is someone in the blind spot.