Can anyone tell me why

Can anyone tell me why

This is a discussion on Can anyone tell me why within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; "Objects in the mirror are closer that they appear" Only applies to the passenger side mirror?...

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    Can anyone tell me why

    "Objects in the mirror are closer that they appear"

    Only applies to the passenger side mirror?
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    In my case it's because I do all the driving and the Wife is always telling me how to drive

    This seems to make sense.
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    The convecity of the passenger mirror is made to eliminate a blind spot not needed on the driver's side...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ayce2 View Post
    The convecity of the passenger mirror is made to eliminate a blind spot not needed on the driver's side...
    I don't buy it. I have changed a few broken mirrors and the part was the same for both driver and passenger. It was a piece of glass with the "mirror" surface on both sides.

    I have never noticed the driver side doesn't have the warning. I shall have to go check!

    how curious!
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    to get people like you, to post questions like this, on forums like this, and get answers like these.

    I I've heard a lot of reasons, but the convexity to eliminate a blind spot sounds most reasonable.
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    the mirror over my bed reads,"objects in mirror are larger than they appear"
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    it's to tell you it's too late to draw your weapon when you see a large unblinking eye in the passenger side mirror!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8plus1 View Post
    it's to tell you it's too late to draw your weapon when you see a large unblinking eye in the passenger side mirror!

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    Larger field of view. Motorcycles usually have convex mirrows on both sides. The real question is what part of the chicken does the nugget come from. I have cleaned and cut up lost of chickens and have yet to find the nugget.
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    If convexity doesn't explain it:
    Driver mirror is ~2 feet away, passenger mirror is ~6 feet away. They think adding 2 feet to the viewing distance isn't enough to justify a warning, but 6 feet is.
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    Convexity of the mirror is accurate. It means the surface of the mirror is not flat, but bowed out. (a convex mirror is bowed out, a concave mirror is bowed inward) If you've ever seen those large round mirrors in grocery stores, or in areas where fork lifts drive, they use the same principle on a larger scale.

    Only the passenger side mirror is convex. The driver's side mirror is flat, so things appear their normal size in the driver's side mirror.

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