Hide and seek is fun game, right? Not so fun when there’s a car involved. Not knowing what could be hiding in the area around your car is dangerous. That’s why it’s important to learn about Hidden Operating Space. Wait whaaa? We’ll explain.
Space ManagementHidden Operating Space refers to the area around your car that’s impossible to see while you’re sitting in the driver’s seat. Think of it as an invisible bubble engulfing your car. Like this:
Hidden Operating Space can vary depending on the size of your car. A stretch limo has a biggggg operating space. A smart car has a teensy tiny operating space.Whether you’re in an SUV or Prius, you need to monitor your Hidden Operating Space while the car is in motion as well as when it’s in park. Here are some things that could be playing hide and seek in your vehicle’s operating space.
- Pets and other animals. Don’t hit Mittens! For the love of god don’t hit Mittens.
- Children. Please don’t hit the children.
- Bikes and toys. Less important, but running over a Super Soaker could do some serious damage to your car (and make your little brother cry).
That’s why it’s crucial to look around your car before you get in and start driving. You know ol’ Mittens likes to take his naps in the shade.Make sure to check out the rest of our safe driving videos for more tips to keep you in control on the road!