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Old 02-04-2016, 01:09 AM   #51
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Yertle is a great book but but my avatar is from a different story.

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Old 02-04-2016, 01:16 AM   #52
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What I like is that apparently it has conventional mirrors and you can spill your coffee.
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Old 02-04-2016, 01:26 AM   #53
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I'm surprised I didn't think to post this earlier. The CHEVY Bolt EV (that's electric vehicle, Karen ) is going to have a wide angle rear view camera integrated into the mirror.
Okay, once again, I'm in the minority as I find all this technology distracting. So there ya go. And, no, I can't do the data now but recent studies have shown that multi-tasking is not what it's cracked up to be.
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Old 02-04-2016, 01:31 AM   #54
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Old 02-04-2016, 10:35 AM   #55
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When I do my mirror scan, the camera gets the same attention as the other mirrors. It may not be legal, but I am not seeing how it is more dangerous than using the regular mirror when not towing.
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Old 02-04-2016, 10:36 AM   #56
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I like to live by the mantra "I do one thing, I do it very well, and then, I move on. It's how I devour a large plate of food also. If things are meant to be mixed, I do that before I start. Dining and driving are not multitasking jobs. No backup camera for me, I like to get out and look or deploy my navigator.
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Old 02-04-2016, 11:10 AM   #57
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I have the "clips over the mirror" monitor so it's the same routine for the mirror checks, but I see behind the trailer instead of just seeing a big white box following me ......
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:42 PM   #58
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I'm surprised I didn't think to post this earlier. The CHEVY Bolt EV (that's electric vehicle, Karen ) is going to have a wide angle rear view camera integrated into the mirror.
Wow . Just watched the video you posted . I may be old but I want one ! Thankyou . Pat
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Old 02-04-2016, 06:20 PM   #59
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I guess using the mirror to shave or put on make up would also be within allowable perimeters if you don't look to long. Lol
I get that this is a joke , but seriously...
Using a rear-view mirror doesn't make it part of driving, or anything but a distraction.
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Old 02-04-2016, 06:45 PM   #60
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My driving instructor in 1962 told me to scan both mirrors (no passenger mirror required back then). My defensive driving refresher class in 1980 said the same thing. Do they not teach that anymore?
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