You shouldn’t drive when you’re not in peak condition. The problem is, no one’s in their peak condition all the time. So you make some hard and fast lines. Don’t drive when you’re heavily medicated. Don’t drive when you’re drunk. Don’t drive when you’re severely sleep deprived. But the rest of the time, well, you need to get to work. So maybe you’re a little under the weather, but you buckle up, grin, and bear it.
The issue is that when you’re already not at your best, your judgment and awareness are slightly impaired, which makes it that much easier to make a bad call. Say that you’re reversing, and you’re trying to figure out just how far back you can go. Now mirrors don’t exactly show an accurate depiction of the situation at the best of times, and maybe if you were at your best you could handle that, but now – you misjudge the situation, and back into your co-worker’s brand new Mercedes Benz. Not your finest hour.
You could have avoided that with a reversing camera kit. It would have helped you properly gauge the distance to the car behind you, the rear vision camera giving you a proper view with a distance measurement on the monitor, too. But because you didn’t have it, because you were just relying on your muddled mind, through a fog that maybe has a runny nose and needs its morning coffee, you dented your co-worker’s car. With a reversing camera, you could have seen things how they were and responded appropriately and accordingly. Then you would have pulled into that space properly and everything would have been alright.
A camera can save you time, money, and an awful lot of stress, making you and everyone around you safer. And at Safety Dave, we want to make the world a safer place.