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Old 10-08-17, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
Uh oh, another thread almost certainly A&S bound after someone had to present the baseless opinion that riding without a mirror is unsafe.
Like so many things, mirror debates are skewed by selection bias.

Those who don't use them tend not to care much either way. But those who do, tend to be firm believers in them. After all, if they weren't believers to some extent they wouldn't use them, would they.

So, expect to hear from very defensive true believers, who are insulted by those who say mirrors don't make a big difference.

This isn't to argue against mirrors, since we can count me among the "don't care either way" folks. It's only to offer an explanation why emotions may run high on this, like with so many "critical safety" issues.
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