Adjust your mirrors correctly
> It’s possible that you don’t have your side mirrors adjusted properly
Finally, look out the window on your (driver’s) side: What’s wrong with this picture? Look at the yellow boxes in the reflections of the mirrors of pix 2 and pix 3. mirror is now “looking further” to the right, revealing what used to be the blind spot.
As for adjusting the passenger-side mirror, move your head to the centre of your car (between both front seats’ headrests) and adjust your left outside mirror out until you can barely (or barely can not) see the side of your car:
Yes, you can see a car now. See the difference between this photo (pix 5) and pix 1? Just like it was in pix 3 and pix 4, that VW was nowhere to be seen before. And yes, if my left outside mirror was adjusted the “old way”, and I simply move to the lane on my left – since I don’t see any other vehicle on that side (pix 6) – both the VW and I might get into trouble. And remember, the left lane is where many motorcyclists usually are, and their machines are much smaller and a lot less visible than cars.
The goal is to set it up so that once a car leaves your rearview mirror, it appears in your side mirror (pix 7), and once it leaves your side mirror, it appears in your side window/ peripheral vision.
It is good if you can experiment this in an empty parking lot, preferably with a family member or friend driving another car to be in your mirrors, until you get the ideal angle.
You can see that by using the “old way” of adjusting the mirrors, you have to look over your shoulder and through the rear window while driving, just to notice the white VW, on either side of you, which is not a good thing to do!
With the mirrors in their new positions, you turn your head less and be able to see more, while essentially eliminating your blind spots. It does take some getting used to, but give it a shot!