hextal wrote (see)
This appears to be becoming a more standard thing on modern cars. Not that I'm sure how they would measure, but would be interesting to know if the amount of smidsy type incidents at junctions etc increases with these type of pillar configurations.
Not that new
I work on the theory that if I can't see the drivers face they can't see me. So I manoeuvre into a position (and/or slow) until I can.
The other way round I've noticed that my Rover 75 (Rover the dog) is pretty bad for this while my wife's Volvo S60 less so.
Admin wrote (see)
I drove an Audi A3 the other day, new shape. The A-pillars totally obscure vision to the point of being dangerous. Merc A-Class as well. Not sure how they get these through any testing..?
They are like that as they are designed to protect the car occupants.
I guess that it works as well as compulsory seatbelt wearing - it will not reduce the numbers KSI'ed on the roads. But they will be transferred from inside to outside the vehicle.
best thing you can do with a cage is tow your tack bike to the track. for everything else, on yer bike mate!!!
I agree, we were sat in a few new cars recently - my other half was looing for a new car or rather picking one out for me to buy!!! - The vision is piss poor in most new cars, worryingly so.
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