The best way to work with these situations is just to know your surroundings. The more you drive you will notice that you pay a lot more attention to everything that is going on around you. When I drive down a street I notice where every car is parked every trash can, mailbox, etc..... It all comes with age and experience. Yeah, I'm sure that most of us have nudged something in our driveways, garages, curbs etc.... No one is perfect, but as you've stated about worrying in case children or pets are near. You drive a modified vehicle and there should be extra steps taken to ensure you are being a safe driver.
Just go get some convoy training, spend a year in Iraq watching every dark spot or window on the side of the road for bombs, RPG's, snipers, cute kids with hand granades to toss out into the road. I don't think I miss (no pun intended) anything anymore. Hell, even in rush hour traffic I find myself searching for good escape routes.
I'm still not sure how you backed out of the same place you pulled into and hit something, unless you turned your wheel too soon coming out. For 89 bucks (SC Wal-mart) I've been wanting one of those camera's, seems like a good buy with all the blind spots a soft top can cause.
ok true i could walk around my jeepe very time i back up, but is there an easier way, or should i just cross my fingers and pray there isnt anyhting less than 3 feet tall back there, becuase im not gonna do that
Originally Posted by tiny terror
How much easier than walking around your jeep does it have to be?
and there are those that just shouldn't drive........
Fallen Angel...Former MOD......Yeah no 10 yr pin in my mailbox.............
You say you don't use your mirrors because you don't want to adjust them. So why don't you not be so lazy take 1 or 2 minuts and adjust them? It's for your own good if you use them. There there for a reason.
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