And here is one more video to put in the box ” What you should not do “.
When leaving his parking lot, the driver of this Ford Explorer collided head-on into a Toyota Prius.
It goes without saying that you should always check your mirrors before making a U-turn. Yet many drivers do not. For example, the driver of this Ford Explorer did not do the right thing. This dashcam video was recently shared on Reddit and not only shows who is responsible for the crash, but how easily it could have been avoided if the Explorer driver had used his mirrors.
The victim of this accident was driving a 2005 Toyota Prius on a four-lane in the United States. Nothing seems out of the ordinary until the driver of the Prius walks up to a green container placed on the side of the road. Just in front of it, a white Ford Explorer comes out of its parking lot. At this point, the shock is still avoidable.
Suddenly, the driver of the Explorer enters the lane and begins a U-turn, which places him directly in the path of the Toyota. The driver of the Prius does his best to brake and avoid the white SUV to the left, but it’s too late. According to our information, although not very violent, the shock would have left the Prius as a wreck. There are no details of the damage to the Explorer, but it appears to be superficial.
Anyway, not only does this video serve as a reminder about the importance of using your mirrors, but it also highlights the usefulness of an on-board camera, although in France not all insurance companies recognize not yet dashcams as evidence.