Don’t forget about head checks!

When you’re learning to drive, it seems like you’re being given all sorts of contradictory advice. “Concentrate on your driving!” “Make sure that you’re open to new stimuli!” “Keep looking at the road!” “Keep monitoring your speed!” “Use your mirrors!” “Do head checks!”

The last one is often the most difficult, as it can be really difficult to divide your attention between the road in front of you and behind you, and reversing in busy traffic can be an absolute nightmare. It’s even worse at night, when it’s either hard to see in the dark or you’re blinded by headlights (and people always seem to accidentally leave their lights on high-beam). Even for experienced drivers, it’s not an easy proposition. Which is why it’s a good thing that a rear vision camera makes everything a little bit simpler.

Also known as a reversing camera, it’s a little device that attaches to the back of your vehicle and lets you see what’s going on behind you on a screen that either sits on your dashboard or is built into it. It includes night vision, and a scale, which means that you don’t have to guess perspective like you do with mirrors and hope that you got things right. It’s so simple to install that even a child can do it, and it really does make your driving substantially easier.

Frequently, reversing is an incredibly stressful experience – you’re trying to gauge distance using a mirror that distorts distances, and often – especially if you’re parallel parking – there are cars behind you with impatient drivers. It’s positively harrowing for new drivers, and is still a common cause of accidents for more experienced or mature drivers. So it’s worth investing in the best reverse camera systems so that you will be able to reverse safely without having to take your eyes off the road too much.