A Brief Explanation of a Blind Spot Monitor

If you are in the market for a new vehicle, many offer a number of available safety features, which include a Blind Spot Monitor. At Herb Chambers Maserati of Millbury in Millbury, MA, we stay current with the safety features that come with the models in our inventory so that you can make an informed choice.

A Blind Spot Monitor is one of the most popular safety features available. Roughly 9% of vehicles are equipped with a Blind Spot Monitor as a standard safety feature, which usually includes higher trim levels and luxury vehicles. About 57% of newer models offer a Blind Spot Monitor as an available safety feature. Many of our consumers opt for a Blind Spot Monitor because it can help prevent a lane-change collision. The IIHS stated that Blind Spot Monitors can reduce lane-change accidents by 14% and lane-change accident injuries by 23%.

Blind Spot Monitors work by monitoring for vehicles that enter blind spot zones. When one is detected, the system will provide drivers with a visual alert, which usually appears on the side mirrors.

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