Too funny, Mike. Why? Because my wife cannot understand why I crank my body
and head to one side when adjusting the passenger mirror. I tell her it's to
eliminate the blind spot, but she thinks I'm crazy.
Thanks for the backup.
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Pete - (O o) -
Lake Forest Park, WA
1966 1600 SPL311 roadster
1966 L20B PL411 wagon
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Mike Harper
Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2006 4:53 AM
To: Ronnie Day; Roadster List
Subject: Re: I hate trucks!!!!
Mirror adjustment is just as important as good mirrors. Most people adjust
the side mirror so they see a piece of the rear quarter when glancing over
from a driving position. This will leave a blind spot just behind your
It feels wierd at first, but the blind spot can all but be removed by
adjusting the side mirrors so that the last of the rear quarter can be seen
when you lean and bend your head all the way to the left (or right for the
passenger side). That way the car behind can be tracked the entire circle.
When he leaves the rear view mirror he appears in the side view, when he
leaves the side view, he is in your field of vision. It really works.
Most of y'all know this already, but surprising how many folks do not. This
is not the way I was taught in drivers ed!