Vampires and cars do not have much in common. This is generally considered to be fortunate. Unlike vampires, cars do not require blood to function. They also can transport garlic and wooden stakes without difficulty, and are not damaged severely by sunlight. Furthermore, while vampires lack reflections, cars do not. Consequently, it is possible to see cars in mirrors, a fact that is vital to the functioning of rear vision mirrors and wing mirrors.
That doesn’t mean, however, that it’s easy to see cars in mirrors. Mirrors frequently distort distances and have blind spots, making them far from an optimal choice when it comes to looking behind your vehicle. They also have limitations that prevents them from being used with large vehicles like trucks, or trailers such as caravans.
Reversing cameras are a better choice. They present a far more accurate view of obstacles behind your vehicle, which is useful when reversing and parking. They can work with trailers, large vehicles, or at night, and often include a monitor with a built-in distance gauge to help you judge how far away objects in the mirror are.
A rear vision camera is a safer option, with a wider field of vision that shows more areas where potential risks might lurk. Whether you’re a beginner driver who still hasn’t quite got the hang of parallel parking or an experience traveller who wants to be able to bring their caravan along narrow mountain roads, a camera will beat a mirror every time. That’s why more and more vehicles include inbuilt camera systems these days, but for those that don’t, Safety Dave has you covered. Safety Dave offers a variety of reverse camera kits, so you can find one that suits your specific needs to make your reversing that much safer – from obstacles, and also from vampires.