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Sep 8, 2010

இ Blind Spots

Still remember what you have learned during those 'L' licence driving days? To turn left have to stretch out the right arm and do a counter clockwise circling. What about getting ready to stop? Put out the right hand, wave up and down a few times then raise the hand at a right angle perpendicular at the elbow. Guess what? Once we passed the test we tend to forget what we learnt but merely rely on the indicator and the brake light indicator.

How many would depend on the two side mirrors while driving and during reverse aka gostan parking? Do you turn your head and look backwards before overtaking a car in front or trust the right side mirror or both looking at the side mirror thereafter looking backwards before deciding to overtake? Of course first thing first the right indicator light should be turned on before overtaking. How many are aware of 'blind spots' which could be gravely dangerous if not properly adjusted. What you gonna watch in the video below is some adjustment advice on the optimum angle for our two side mirrors which are very beneficial and useful tips for us to adhere to.


Happy driving and berhati hati di jalan raya, drive safefully (safely+carefully) during the balik kampung holidays and would seize this opportunity to wish all Muslims readers ~ "Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri" Maaf Zahir dan Batin and to the rest wish you have a Blessedly Happy Raya Holidays.

33 Bunchesஇ:

Tekkaus said...

I will turn back at have a look if I need to. :) Like you said..all of us have blind spots. :D

suituapui said...

Hand signals? These days, cars aircon...where got use hand signals anymore? Ya, I do use the side mirrors...and turn to look if I have to.

smallkucing said...

Saw this video before :D

Agree with STP about the handsignal.

But then nowadays a lot of people dont use signal. Just simply turn and cut in.

Pete said...

Aik, banana all ripen liao! ha ha ha!

reanaclaire said...

last time in the late 70s, no left side mirror.. so just look at the front mirror.. not good in side parking then..

Kelvin said...

The L plate reminds me of terror when i drive in army...

Lily Riani said...

i dont remember they asking me to put hand out wor during my time.

fufu said...

oh...it's balik kampung period :) hohoho

[SK] said...

huh??!! giving a hand signal?? i thot only motorcyclists do that (in the undang-undang theory)?? car drivers only give the signal lights what.. and i think it's not save to do that also, stretching your hands out of your vehicle can cause you to loose your arm in any second in nowadays crazy traffic lor..

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

sometime ppl just tend to forget bout it right. :)

Life Ramblings said...

i don't think any drivers can drive cars without rear and side mirrors these days.

ladyviral said...

Use all mirrors!

Autumn Belle said...

Maybe the younger generation have never seen people using hand signals. Nowadays, I am thankful if the drivers turn on light signals before making a turning as many do not even to this. As for mirrors, cars are ok. Many motor cyclist do not have any mirror to guide them. I always wonder if these people have bird/horse eye 180 degree vision or are they relying on their 6th sense?

I also have noticed that your bunch of bananas has ripened on your header. Fancy some pink banana flowers? I am posting them now! Happy Hari Raya Holidays and if you are on vacation or balik kampung, I wish you a safe and smooth journey ;-)

Bananazஇ said...

Tekkaus இ you did the same like me to turn back after loooking at side mirror

suituapui இ nobody cares with the hand signal anymore can be quite dangerous to lose an arm haha

smallkucing இ macam macam drivers on the road and true most ppl wont even use signal lights.

Pete இ feel free to eat the ripe bananaz haha

reanacliare இ different eras would have different lessons and gadgets once you are stuck to the old practice you may not want to learn new tactics.

Bananazஇ said...

Kelvin இ terror driving in army those fast and furious style? haha

Lily Riani இ time have changed probably since the 'L' car is fully air-con and especially in KL but do see them doing in some smaller towns.

fufu இ yeah balik-ing kampung period.

SK இ probably no hand signals in KL or new Y generation no need. Perhaps smaller towns do have this practice seen some in the 90s. Yes could lose a hand or an arm driving in KL haha.

Caroline இ people are plain lazy and forgetful to even on the signal lights when turning right or left.

Bananazஇ said...

Life Ramblings இ mirrors make our driving so easy and safe.

ladyviral இ use all mirrors, for driving, for makeups etc haha

Autumn Belle இ Could be the new generation have not heard or seen hand signals especially 'L' driving in cities. Yeah saw your pink pixz of bananaz flower they are awesome..tQ

Ben said...

didn't give much attention to the side mirrors till read your post :) wow gotta adjust them now :D Thanks for sharing!

Bananazஇ said...

Ben இ tQ for slipping by you are most welcome.

CH Voon said...

As for me, i will use the side mirror + looking backwards = safety come first.

I wonder why the rating of a accident still increase.

Maybe, those people obtain Kopi O lessen.

Bananazஇ said...

CH Voon இ yeah double safety which I would always practise too.

Faisal Admar said...

i usually turn my head to see the car at the back before i drive to another lane. most of the time, blind spot happens at this time. before that i must make sure the distance between me and the car in front and the speed too :)

Jingle said...

Happy Sunday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Bananazஇ said...

Faisal இ great driving..

Jingle இ Happy Sunday and for being the 'cuterest' haha..

Wenny Yap said...

I've totally forgotten whatever I learned in driving school ... forgive me, it has been over 20 years lor!

Bananazஇ said...

Wenny Yap இ You can forget the hand signals not important now but must always constantly use the signals while turning or overtaking..haha

HappySurfer said...

Hand signals? Are you kidding? In this day and age, we might lose an arm for doing that. High crime rate, mah, and criminals are so creative these days, hor? haha..

Thanks for the video clip. Gotta go adjust my mirrors. What I normally do is to turn my head to see if there's a car sneaking up behind.

stevevhan said...

Ahahaha, I cant relate to the topic.Oh well im dreaming to have my own car someday so,----i'll relate to this someday!:)

All i can say is Drive Safely!:)

Ai Shiang said...

These days cars are very advance. Some models have the feature to park the car for you. I wonder if kids today still learn all those manual tricks.

Bananazஇ said...

HappySurfer இ agree hand and watch sekali potong by robbers haha. Yeah high time to realign the mirror for better focus.

Stevevhan இ you may not face the same situation in Malaysia cos Philippines could have different set of driving lessons..yes drive safely.

Ai Shiang இ wonder how will the driving test would be like in Year 2525 when most are automatic..no need to touch the steering wheel all goes by sensor haha..

Mei Teng said...

Oh yes have to be careful of blind spots when driving. You never know if there's another vehicle right just next to you.

Bananazஇ said...

Mei Teng இ so most have commented they will turn their head before overtaking and I know a friend would bend forward looking at the right side mirror that works as well.

Twilight said...

I had too car many accidents, often being a victim. Now I have to rotate my head around after seeing 3 mirrors for extra 'spiritual' blind spots. I believe that sometimes ghost could play tricks.

Bananazஇ said...

Twilight இ ghost? haha usual saying ghost 'close' eyes izzit? haha..mai pen rai..

 
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