Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Friendly Reminder

While driving along Nagtahan Bridge, I saw this red car with a busted side-view mirror.

Galing talaga ng mga Pinoy draybers!

More than just a personal grooming accessory, the purpose of having the rear-view and side-view mirrors, they give the driver view of the peripherals to calculate approximate distances and speed. Highly useful in changing lanes in case the driver of the red car hadn't noticed.

So I searched the proper way of adjusting the side-view mirror and to my surprise, I got mine incorrectly. It doesn't help that I trusted the words of Dr. Sheldon Cooper.

Sorry I can't find the clip where he discusses how to adjust the side-view mirror. But it's in this episode.

According to this website 

"To adjust your mirrors properly, put your head against the left side door glass, then adjust your left mirror OUT until you just barely can (or barely can not) see the side of your car. THEN, move your head to the center of your car and adjust your right mirror out until you can barely (or barely can not) see the side of your car. The goal is to set it up so that once a car leaves your REAR view mirror, it appears in your SIDE view mirror - and once it leaves your SIDE view mirror, it appears in your side window/peripheral vision. Unfortunately, some American cars don't let you adjust the mirrors out far enough to completely accomplish this. I recommend experimenting in a parking lot until you get the ideal angle."

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