Blind spots, what a drag! They can make someone feel hatred in about 2.5 seconds – both on the road and even moments in life. It is imperative we be aware of them and take precautions to eliminate them. Have you ever found yourself cruising down the road, enjoying your day, commuting – blaring music on the highway, you go to move over in the lane thinking that day is amazing – to oh my goodness, spilt coffee, honking and automatic panic attack? It happens to the best of us, and if not – the rest aren’t telling the truth! In the blink of an eye, an accident can occur, that blind spot – didn’t see what was coming, and almost missed what was going. Perhaps you are in a rush late to work and running down the hallway…you bump into someone! This is essentially, why convex safety mirrors are a necessity.
We are only human and are by no means perfect. Our peripherals only allow us to see far, and we can never be responsible for someone else’s actions. Whether we like to admit it or not, vehicles have blind spots, hallways, garages/driveways, roadways, classrooms, convenience stores – they all have blind spots! Again, convex mirrors can help in these situations.
Instead of feeling upset and frustrating, spilling coffee or not catching that person who looks like they are going to swipe a soda from your store, you can utilize a convex mirror. Convex mirrors are not flat; they have a curve to them making them look like a half moon. This allows the viewers to get a broader look on what is around. Similar to shape of eyes – without the eyelids! Convex mirrors give us the ability to have a panoramic view and they are not hard to come by either.
Convex mirrors do come in different materials, glass, plastic/acrylic, and stainless steel. You may be wondering if one is preferred over the other but that really will depend on the specific reasons why you need the mirror.
With acrylic, you essentially will have a shatter resistant, reflection that is much lighter than glass. Due to the fact that it is a convex mirror – it will not be shatterproof. This is an ideal choice for offices, stores, both in and outdoors, schools, etc.
Glass is glass! You are going to have a crystal clear reflection and a scratchproof surface. Very similar to the mirror in your bathroom at home – these are ideal in higher end retail shops/stores, medical offices and higher end business establishments that want to pay the extra money that the glass will end up costing.
Reflection is what you will get with stainless steel but it won’t be one hundred percent clear. While stainless is merely impossible to destroy and break, stainless convex mirrors can be dented, dinged up, scratched over time, etc. These would be ideal for a construction site; somewhere where you need to see is a vehicle is behind you (loading docks), parking lots, etc.