The Problem with Drivers of Cars with Oversized Rear-View Mirrors

Here’s the thing. Engineers have sweated the details to get you a rear view mirror that matches your car, so maybe it’s not the smartest thing to slap on an oversized rear view mirror inside of your ride. You think?

The people with these driving aids must spend too much time looking backwards because they tend not to look forward. So, let’s say the driver of one of these cars wants to go right at an intersection. He or she will slowly make the turn without stopping irrespective of the presence of pedestrians or traffic controls. 

Red light, yellow light, green light, stop sign – none of that matters to these people who drive as if they are the last on Earth, as if they were Charlton Heston in The Omega Man.   

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So, to review, frontwards is more important than backwards.

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3 Responses to “The Problem with Drivers of Cars with Oversized Rear-View Mirrors”

  1. Thanos says:

    Don’t hate on rear view mirrors. Rear view mirros need love too.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    I loves rear views. I loves it when people use the mirror that came with their cars, instead of using something from the JC Whitney

  3. Matto says:

    I think you’re linking causation incorrectly. You seem to have missed the Berkeley BMW dealer license plate frame (a double whammy!)