Items to hang from rear view mirrors

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Items to hang from rear view mirrors
Items dangling from your rearview mirror can express personal preference or taste. (Paul Guzzo/Creatas/Getty Images)

There are a vast assortment of random objects that people hang from the rearview mirrors in their cars. These items serve a variety of purposes, varying from smell to convenience to making a statement about the driver and her viewpoints. Some items are hung from the rearview mirror for no other reason than the person who put it there thought it was pretty. There are a wide assortment of items you can hang from your rearview mirror

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Air Fresheners

Air fresheners are commonly hung from rearview mirrors to improve the smell of the interior of a car and mask unpleasant odours. Hanging air fresheners come in a variety of shapes and styles, so you can make a personal statement or support virtually any team or cause you want to while deodorising your vehicle.

Things that Make a Statement

People have been known to hang good luck charms, religious memorabilia, school memorabilia, sports items and just about anything else from their rearview mirrors. These items are believed to make a statement about their personalities, personal history, beliefs or affiliations.

Useful Items

Handicapped parking permits, work parking permits and other vehicle identification items sometimes hang from rearview mirrors in cars. Other useful items, such as glasses, name tags, and lanyards bearing school identification or workplace ID badges are commonly seen dangling from rearview mirrors. These items are hung there so that the driver of the vehicle can find them easily when they need them again.

Possible Consequences

It is a good idea to refrain from hanging offensive or politically charged items from your rearview mirror. Your goal is not to make a statement that gets your car vandalised and defaced.

Nothing you hang from your rearview mirror should noticeably obstruct your vision. Depending on where you live, items that hang from your rearview mirror may be considered illegal based on placement or size.

It is also important to realise that putting heavy things on your rear-view mirror can cause it to fall off your car's windshield.

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