This NY Times article is interesting. I was taught to set my mirrors as stated in the article at a corporate safe driving course. The method works. If everyone set their mirrors in the manner described it would save lives and reduce accidents. This is an attempt to spread the word. If you've never tried setting your mirrors in this way, please give it a try.
After adjusting your seat, move your head as close to the window glass on the driver's side as you can. Then set the mirror so you can see down the side of the car. Next, move your head as far to the passenger side as you can and set the right side mirror so you can see down the side of the car.
When a car coming up on you from the rear leaves the view of your rear view mirror, it will show up in your side mirror. When it leaves your side mirror the front of the car is right next to your driver's door window and you can see the car easily with your periferal vision. There is no longer a "blind spot". http://whe...utomobiles