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Safety should be your first priority any time you get behind the wheel, but let’s be honest… Even though safety may be your first priority, you can’t control the other guy.

Muth signal mirrors can help prevent lane-changing and merging accidents

Muth signal mirrors can help prevent lane-changing and merging accidents

Thankfully, Muth Mirror Systems has introduced an innovative accessory for vehicles that helps drivers to ensure the safety of their family. Muth signal mirrors use high intensity lights to change ordinary exterior rearview mirrors into safety features that command attention.

When a turn signal is activated, a flashing chevron appears in the corresponding side mirror to alert drivers in the blind spot. However, the mirrors appear as regular sideview mirrors when the turn signals are not activated.

Many accidents are caused by lane-changing, freeway merging or front-to-rear pileups. Muth signal mirrors are at the eye level of adjacent vehicles and are more noticeable than conventional tail lights. With the increased popularity of trucks, SUVs and mini-vans and the use of those vehicles for towing, the signal from a side mirror may be the only indication drivers a few car lengths back have of the intentions of the vehicle ahead. Tail lights may be hidden by these taller vehicles or by what is being towed.

Muth signal mirrors are available as retrofit package kits

Muth signal mirrors are available as retrofit package kits.

The LED display used in Muth signal mirrors lights up faster than regular incandescent lamps in tail lights. This accounts for a difference of 17 feet at 65 m.p.h. By alerting drivers in the blind spot of the vehicle equipped with Muth Signal® mirrors, those drivers have additional reaction time to avoid a collision.

Unlike the adjacent drivers who see a highly visible lighted display, the driver of the vehicle equipped with Muth signal mirrors sees a subtle tell-tale display. This reminds the driver the Muth signal mirrors is activated.

Muth signal mirrors are currently included on select new vehicles and are now available as retrofit package kits for Suburbans, Tahoes, Yukons, Chevrolet and GMC full-size trucks, Ford F-150 and F-250 trucks, Expeditions and Econoline vans as well as many other vehicles.

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Comments (4) Posted by Bill H. on Saturday, January 15th, 2011