In high school, the coolest thing to do was to have something hanging from the rearview mirror of your car… at least until your parents told you to take it down. Fuzzy dice are traced back to World War II and were used as a sign of good luck.
Here are a few things that we found people hang from their rearview mirror:
- Graduation tassel
- Air fresheners
- Rear view mirror charms
- Religious pictures
- Dream catchers
- Lanyard with keys
On one hand, these are a fun way to customize your car; they are fun and cool decorations. On the other hand, they can be very unsafe. These objects, although they may not take up much space, can obstruct your view.
In some states, like California, you can receive a citation for having something hanging from your mirror. These seemingly harmless decorations can also be reflective if the sun hits them, thus causing temporary blindness. Hanging something from your rearview mirror is also not good for the mirror itself; the objects can weigh it down and cause it to fall off.
Something to think about when you consider whether or not hanging something on your rearview mirror is something you want to do! If you have a repair need for your windshield or rearview mirror, contact the experts at Glass Doctor!