Step 2 -- Left Side Mirror Alignment: Set your left side mirror so that as soon as the passing car's left, front headlight disappears from your rearview mirror, it appears in your left, side mirror.

You might need to make some slight adjustments to your side-view mirrors to make everything line up perfectly. And pulling up next to a line of parked cars (to simulate another lane of traffic next to you) is a good way to do that.

          

Information courtesy of the National Safety Council


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