Understanding the Car's Blind Spots is Your Key to Safe Driving

When it comes to driving, we often hear the term ‘blind spot’. It often gets mixed up with ‘black spot’, which refers to a place on a road where accidents frequently occur. Blind spot refers to the area around a vehicle that the driver cannot see while driving.

Blind spots occur due to the limited view in the mirrors, the cargo being carried blocking the view of the road, etc. A driver cannot detect the presence of other vehicles or objects when they are in these blind spots.

This limited visibility often results in the vehicle accidentally bumping the other vehicle, which seems to appear suddenly from its blind spot. As a general rule, the bigger a vehicle is the larger area of blind spots it has.

For vehicles with blocked rear windows, like box trucks and dump trucks, the area of blind spots is even larger.

For motorcycle riders who often try to snake their way through the long lines in traffic jams, they had better think twice about going through the narrow gaps between vehicles, or at least be extra careful when doing it.

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Drivers, Stay Safe by Knowing Your Blind Spots

Drivers of larger vehicles like cars, trucks, dump trucks, and buses should take measures to prevent fatal accidents due to blind spots. The first is checking and adjusting the side-view and rear-view mirrors to ensure they give the largest possible field of view.

The second is doing a head check (shoulder check). This is done by looking around and out the window before maneuvering on the road to make sure the coast is clear.

The third is giving a short honk before passing another vehicle. Honking the horn is your way to communicate with the other driver, telling them that you are in their blind spot and are about to pass them.

The fourth is being extra careful when driving in potentially dangerous areas like intersections, road bends, neighborhoods, construction sites, and areas packed with buildings. The fifth is reducing the cargo and arranging things in the trunk in a way that won’t obstruct your view of the road through the rear window and in the rear-view mirror.

Another important thing a driver should never miss is choosing a car with good safety features. In the end, however, a driver’s capable driving skills, as well as their good physical and psychological state, are still the key to safe driving.

When you are going on a long trip and will have to move around on a tight schedule in your destination, it is always advisable to rent a car with a driver, which will allow you time to rest on the road and avoid driving in a rush yourself.

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Selecting a Rental Car with Professional and Experienced Drivers

That being said, you can’t just choose any car rental. Make sure that the vehicle rental service is reputable, with well-maintained vehicles and drivers known for their professionalism.

Speaking of trustworthy vehicle rental services in the country, TRAC Rental is the place to go. This car rental company is a subsidiary of PT Serasi Autoraya and part of the Astra Group. It provides cars of different types and even buses.

Another benefit you get when choosing TRAC is that not only it gives you the solution for your transport needs, it also guarantees that all the rental cars are in excellent condition.

TRACC provides a selection of well-maintained cars of the most recent models with hi-tech modern features to ensure safety and comfort during your ride.

TRAC’s drivers are all experienced drivers trained in safety driving and customer service ethics. They are also required to adhere to health protocols.

TRAC provides comprehensive services, including 24-hour customer assistance. With the experience of over 30 years, TRAC has branch offices in all major cities in Indonesia and offers an easier process for everything.

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Getting a rental service from TRAC is very easy. You can use the TRACtoGo app, which is available in both Play Store and App Store. This application allows you to order online and choose from various payment methods.

You can use your credit card or make payment via a virtual account provided by Mandiri, BNI, BRI, BCA, or Permata. Digital wallets, such as LinkAja, OVO, DANA, GoPay, ShopeePay, and AstraPay, are also available as payment methods.

To learn more about the services from TRAC’s car rental, please visit the official website at You can also contact our Customer Assistance Center at 1500009 or send an email to