Raising the Rear View Mirror For Tall People

Because of my elevated position in cars, rear view mirrors typically create huge blind spots for me. I used to duck or move to the side to see around the mirror, but I got tired of the inconvenience and it probably wasn't safe either. I detached the mirror from its normal position and mounted it to the plastic counsel on the roof. Four drilled holes and four rivets did the trick.
Rear view mirror blocking view for tall people so raise it up
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I got a spare rear view mirror off ebay that can be suction cupped to the window for when others drive my car. In the second picture below, the spare mirror is located at approximately the original mirror position. If you look carefully, you can see a car that is about to pass through my blind spot.
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4 comments:

  1. OOHHHHH I love you! I have been wondering about positioning my mirror. I stumbled on this website from an edmunds article. Thanks. A fellow engineer. I shall be perusing.

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    1. Welcome fellow engineer, and thanks!
      I really feel that a lot of people could benefit from this adaptation; all the time I see people driving and the mirror appears to be too low for them.

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  2. FYI I have almost hit cars and people because of the mirror blind spot. I never saw them until just in time, when they come out of the blind spot.

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    1. That's what scared me into doing this adaptation :-|

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