We see it so often that sometimes we no longer pay attention to the warning: “Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.”
Curious, I did a little research and discovered that the safety warning is required on passenger side mirrors of vehicles in the US, Canada, Nepal, India, and Saudi Arabia.
But why? Inquiring minds want to know.
“It’s present because while these mirrors’ convexity gives them a useful field of view, it also makes objects appear smaller.”
For me, something that’s closer than it appears is filing for medicare. Len turned 65 this year and jumped through those interesting hoops. I have a few years before it’s my turn, but I’m glad he’ll be able to show me the ropes when the time comes.
What’s closer than it appears in your mirror?