Sunday, September 10, 2006

"How to drive like you have eyes in the back of your head!" by Steve Savage "King of the Beasts"


For my money, a Clip-on Panoramic Rearview Mirror, ranks right up there with the Air Bag and Seat Belt as the greatest safety accessory for your automobile. There is no better way to "Look out for the other guy!" The effect of the use of this wonderfully simple device is akin to first looking at a movie through a straw, then magically encompassing the entire vast vista behind you in Cinemascope.

I live in New Jersey and commute daily via the Garden State Parkway, one of the fastest, most heavily traveled highways in the world. Though the posted speed limit is 65 mph, most driver/racers in the "Garden State 500" aggressively hurtle along, tailgating at speeds that easily exceed from 80 mph to well over 100 mph, weaving in and out with complete abandonment and inattentiveness, while chatting on cell phones, passing on the right, left, shoulders, whatever.

Changing lanes is often a heart-stopping experience when, just as you are about to make your move, some maniac skins by your car at breathtaking speed before you've even had a chance to see him coming in your conventional mirrors. Often, turning your head, in order to see if you're clear to move, gives a false sense of security, because by the time you turn back to your front view, it's too late; you're already being passed by some guy heading for the Checkered Flag.

Heaven help you if some Road Rager loses a millisecond because you're only going 90 mph as you approach the Toll Booth and now have to contend with a Demolition Derby Wannabe. The old cliché about an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is more than quite appropriate as a reason for buying this mirror.

If you wouldn't take an extended trip without a spare tire, then take this one extra step toward the safety of you and your family. Smart folks appraise you by the watch you wear, the pen you use, and the ring on your finger. Show them how smart you really are, buy a Clip-on Panoramic Rearview Mirror right now. Buy one for every member of your family; it's a perfect, thoughtful gift for friends, too, despite the very reasonable low price. It takes only seconds to install by clipping onto your existing rearview mirror.

In the Land of the Blind the One-eyed Man is King; on the Highway of Blind Spots the man with the Panoramic Rearview Mirror is King of the Road.

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