Meaning no disrespect, but a lot of Chicago drivers suck. They're texting, talking on their phones or just plain selfish. So, when a car is backing out of a parking space in lot, these drivers either don't see the reverse lights or don't care, and then they continue to barrel through the parking area at full speed.
I was over in Ravenswood last weekend checking out the Ravenswood Event Center as a possible wedding reception venue. And while I love the perpendicular spots on Ravenswood, the drivers speeding down the street are a bit scary when you're trying to back out of a spot there.
Thus I was incredibly thankful that the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe had one of my new favorite features: Cross-traffic alert. As I was attempting to back out, radar pinged these fast-flying vehicles and alerted me so I didn't continue backing out, assuming drivers would 1) see me and 2) be polite. As if.
Because I was parked between 2 SUVs, this feature saved me from an accident. So, in addition to a rear back-up camera, this is going to be one of my new must-haves on a car for 2014.
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