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Photo: Rkakoka (Shutterstock) Think back to your days in driver’s ed. Aside from being told to hold the steering wheel at “10 and 2″ (something now considered outdated and potentially dangerous), you were probably also constantly reminded to adjust your mirrors and check your blind spot. And while some people have continued to do so out of habit, it’s one of those things that’s easy to let slide—especially if you’re the only person driving a vehicle. Plus, with all the new technology that lets you know when another car is in your blind spot, it’s tempting to rely on it completely. But for a variety of reasons, that’s not the best (or safest) option. Here are a few of the ways to keep an eye on your car’s blind spots. Where are your blind spots while driving? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) , nearly half of the area around a vehicle is hidden by blind spots. While you should always be mindful of the fact that you’re unable to see a large portion of the area around your vehicle, the NHTSA says that it’s especially important when you come across line-of-sight blind spots while driving. These are areas where roadside and vehicular obstructions can limit your reaction times—like on curved roadways, and when the crest or crater of a hill is near the roadway entrance. How to watch your blind spots while driving Most (if not all) of these probably came up when you first […]