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#1 9 years ago

sorry, I googled this but found no answers.

ToterWinkel.jpg

The area in front of the truck driver, where he can't see anything, what is that called in english? in german it's "Toter Winkel" which means "dead angle" but I don't know if I can translate that directly. Thx in advance




Biiviz

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#2 9 years ago

From what I've been able to find by Googling, "blind spot" is used in English.

/edit: Oh yeah, there's even a Wiki: Blind spot (automobile) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




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#3 9 years ago

I believe it's ''Blind Spot'' in English.

Odd that the Truck driver doesn't have a mirror to see what's happening in front of him, we have those on all the trucks here in the NL.




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#4 9 years ago

thx




Ofw. Josef Schneider

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#5 9 years ago

Blind spot is correct, yeah.

Polska;4722361Odd that the Truck driver doesn't have a mirror to see what's happening in front of him, we have those on all the trucks here in the NL.

Afaik, there has been a lot of development for that in the last decades, and judging by the looks of the picture, it may well be 10-20 years old.




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#6 9 years ago

That truck design is way too new for 20 year old. Max 10 years old.




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#7 9 years ago

Right. But they didn't all have elaborated mirror systems back then; even if they had, it's simply a schematic picture. Looking what sort of trucks you see in traffic sometimes, it's definitely worthy to know about the blind spot. ;)




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#8 9 years ago

True, but the truck design couldn't be 20 years old so I just pointed that out :)




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#9 9 years ago

wow, very surreal watching europeans discuss aspects of my native language. but anyhoo, yes. that is called a blind spot. at least in the states, i cant speak for those silly canadians and the tea suckers across the pond (j/k, i love maple syrup and also tea).




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#10 9 years ago

lol yep that's blind spot in Canada as well. You euros sure do us small trucks.