A Blind Spot Monitor Explained

April 28th, 2020 by

Are you shopping for a new vehicle? At Maserati of Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara, CA, one of our goals is to keep our consumers informed about the features that come with our vehicles in our inventory. One of the most popular features that are available with newer models is a Blind Spot Monitoring System.

About 9% of newer vehicles come with a Blind Spot Monitor as a standard feature, and roughly 57% of newer models offer it as an available safety feature. It is a top choice among safety features because it greatly reduces the chance of an accident. According to the IIHS, Blind Spot Monitors reduced the likelihood of lane-change accidents by 14% and lane-change accident injuries by 23%.

How does a Blind Spot Monitor work? If you have a Blind Spot Monitor, sensors will monitor for when a vehicle enters your blind spot zones. When one is detected, you will be provided with a visual alert, which typically appears on your side mirrors.

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