Thursday, December 26, 2013
Seeing aorund corners
These convex mirrors were installed in our building's carpark a while ago. They work really well, effectively enabling you to see around corners as you travel up and down the ramps. There must be about twenty of them. No-one travels at 8km/h, usually about 15. I know of no accidents between cars or people being mown down. It is a nuisance if people don't use their headlights as you can't see them coming out of the corner of your eye, but the mirrors make it much easier to see cars coming. But do they make the car park safer? You would think yes, but I am not so sure.
I find I tend to drive a little bit faster in the car park because I can now easily see if there is a car coming the other way. Does that make it safer?