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Old 12-16-2011, 10:34 AM
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What's hanging from your rear-view mirror ??

Legality aside, what's hanging from your rear-view mirror?

Here's what both my wife & I have on ours
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:41 AM
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NOLA beads!
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:23 AM
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Nothing on mine - I find such decorations distracting when I drive.
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:31 AM
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A chrome 'Peace' symbol.
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:39 AM
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Nothing -- I find such things annoying (in addition to distracting)





(although in the past I've had to have parking passes hanging there for various places I've worked. But they generally didn't swing much)

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Old 12-16-2011, 11:40 AM
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I hate having things dangling in my field of vision, but now I have to have a parking permit there.
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:54 AM
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From the truck mirror: a string of puka beads
From the car mirror: a pod bracelet from a casino giveaway
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:00 PM
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Car #1 - Nothing
Car#2 - A tissue paper-and-pipe cleaner flower my son made.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:05 PM
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Nothing on mine - I find such decorations distracting when I drive.
Same here. It also blocks your vision.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:07 PM
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Always a parking permit for our condo complex whenever we have a car.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:07 PM
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I have one of those dream catcher things. It's small, so it doesn't distract me.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:08 PM
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A pewter crucifix that a friend gave me when I was 16. That friend, about 6 years later, was hit by a speeding car and spent months in a coma. He came out of the coma, recovered, and long story short is fine now. The day I brought home by first (and so far only) vehicle - I just learned how to drive at 36 years old - I hung that crucifix on my rearview mirror and said a prayer for it to keep me safe.

(I know "it" isn't able to keep me safe, what I mean is that I will always be attentive and safe when driving.)
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:11 PM
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Sometimes I put the little air freshener leaves on there for purely practical purposes. I think anything that is there solely for decoration looks incredibly tacky.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:14 PM
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Nothing.

No bumper stickers or other decorations either.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:15 PM
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Nothing hanging from it but the 407 transponder is stuck to the back of it.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:16 PM
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Nothing, because a) I don't own a car and b) hamging dangly objects in your field of view seems dumb to me
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:24 PM
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A small glass ornament in the shape of a teapot, because I'm Asian
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:25 PM
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Nothing, when I park I hang my handicap sign, It says right on it do not hang while driving but I see them all the time. There was a study once that showed how a pack of cigs sitting in your window could make you not see someone crossing in front of you why does anyone risk it at all? not just stupid but dangerous.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:31 PM
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A couple of those air freshener tree things (it used to be a barn truck..) and up until a few months ago, my old parking pass for the garage in Anchorage.

I barely notice them, Can't see how they'd be distracting.
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:18 PM
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A paper flower my older daughter made at a Dia de los Muertos festival last year.
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:38 PM
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My wife's lanyard with her work badge.
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:38 PM
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Nothing. Ever.
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:48 PM
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Legality aside, what's hanging from your rear-view mirror?

Here's what both my wife & I have on ours
AHHHHHH! Love.

My answer: my graduate school tassel.
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:00 PM
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Nothing because it's illegal and my wind sheild is small enough!

I do have about thirty different lucky charms hanging from the air vent. I like their history and the thought a tiny bell or blue bead will help amuses me. Plus they're pretty.
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:03 PM
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Nothing.
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:15 PM
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My boyfriend's parking tag.
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:27 PM
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On second look at my link, that was for a BIG 8 inch soot sprite.

The smaller, 2 inch one I have is here (for the same price - weird)
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:45 PM
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A pair of purple fuzzy dice - a gift from the director of our community theater production of 'Guys & Dolls' last year - and a small blue and gold glass starfish on a chain, cuz i'm a scuba diver and starfish are cool.

(fezzes are not)
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:51 PM
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My parking pass, a small plastic shark, and a small Maneki Neko.
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:33 PM
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Nothing, here in my middle-age. In my teens and 20's though? Lookout...

I started with the standard bandanna tied in a loop, which acted as a seat for a stuffed Opus the Penguin. I had a rule -- the second time you were a passenger in my car, you had to contribute something to the hanging collection. By the time that car was junked (from too many accidents...hmmmm, wonder if there was anything distracting me?), that thing took up as much room as if I had mid-size pre-teen hanging there.
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:41 PM
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An air freshener (the car used to be my Dad's and it sometimes still smells like White Castle) and a dog-tag kind of thing with my hockey team's logo on it.
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:43 PM
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Nothing.
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:46 PM
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Just my parking pass.
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:48 PM
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A small, round picture of my boys (think key chain), and a collar and tags from my dog who died a few years back.
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:48 PM
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lanyard with work badge as well. If I didn't I'd forget it constantly.
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:48 PM
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Nothing...it's illegal where I live (falls under "obstructed vision") and I don't like having things swinging around in my field of vision while I'm driving anyway.

I do have a little wooden giraffe and a tiny plastic fox that ride on the plastic trim ledge under my instrument panel though.
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:59 PM
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Nothing.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:57 PM
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A parking pass and a pair of earplugs on a cord.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:10 PM
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A very ugly and mismatched bead bracelet my son made me in school.

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Old 12-16-2011, 11:32 PM
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A Turkish good luck charm given to me by a friend, made of beads like this . Supposed to guard against the evil eye.

I never wanted anything hanging from my mirror for fear that it would obstruct my vision, but when I hung my evil eye repellent object I found that it really didn't get in the way at all.
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:44 PM
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Community college parking permit (that is, when I was in community college.)

Technically illegal, I think, because here (and probably just about everywhere) you can't have ANYTHING hanging there when you drive. So you're supposed to take it down when you drive.

But I doubt that very many people did take it down. A parking pass does NOT obstruct vision in any way, unless you are worried about colliding with flying saucers. But the laws don't make such fine distinctions.

People leave their parking permits hanging on mirrors all the time. I've never heard of anyone getting ticketed for it.

Does anyone have stories of someone getting a ticket?
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:16 AM
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Community college parking permit (that is, when I was in community college.)

Technically illegal, I think, because here (and probably just about everywhere) you can't have ANYTHING hanging there when you drive. So you're supposed to take it down when you drive.

But I doubt that very many people did take it down. A parking pass does NOT obstruct vision in any way, unless you are worried about colliding with flying saucers. But the laws don't make such fine distinctions.

People leave their parking permits hanging on mirrors all the time. I've never heard of anyone getting ticketed for it.

Does anyone have stories of someone getting a ticket?
I see news stories of people pulled over for "obstructed vision" in some of the more upscale towns around here fairly regularly, and subsequently arrested for other violations. So I suspect "obstructed vision" can be a handy excuse for officers to pull someone over for other, more nebulous reasons.
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:20 AM
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I see news stories of people pulled over for "obstructed vision" in some of the more upscale towns around here fairly regularly, and subsequently arrested for other violations. So I suspect "obstructed vision" can be a handy excuse for officers to pull someone over for other, more nebulous reasons.
Like this one:
http://mlive.com/grandblanc/inde...police_ti.html
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:24 AM
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A 3" long pink and orange plastic jelly flip-flop that used to smell like something.
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:29 AM
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I have never, in 41 years of driving, hung anything from my rear-view mirror.

The only thing I have ever seen hanging from one that made me think, "Cool!" was the lowered ute I once followed that had a nice shiny pair of handcuffs hanging from the mirror.
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:45 AM
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In my car: A little wooden dolphin necklace on a leather thong. Nothing in my husband's car.
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:27 PM
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About two years' worth of paper parking permits. Every month they give us a new one for the parking lot at work, and I hang it in front of the last one and think that one of these days I need to take all the old ones off and throw them out...
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:40 PM
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I used to have a shark tooth that a friend got in Fiji but now I just have The Shattered Pieces Of My Former Life strung on dental floss interspersed between popcorn.



-j/k (except for the shark tooth thing)
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:50 PM
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Nothing. It's dangerous. When your brain is used to something moving in your peripheral vision, it tunes out ALL movement in your peripheral vision. So, you could miss a pedestrian walking into your path.
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:58 PM
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Nothing on mine - I find such decorations distracting when I drive.
Ditto.
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