Something new has invaded the driving scene. It is the patented mirror for vehicles that delivers 260-degree peripheral views or vision minus any head movement. This latest feature has made driving safer, less stressful and much easier for individuals struggling with visual difficulties as well as other impairments. This includes the guy who created the item – Brad Sawyer. Read on to continue taking a forward look at rearview mirrors.
A Forward Look At Rearview Mirrors Anyone?
Sawyer is a Vietnam veteran who is now completely disabled. He came up with the mirror to aid him in driving. He has a condition called Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) that has left his neck, rib cage and spine fused together. This makes head turning impossible. Thanks to the safety mirror, looking straight ahead and working the right and left hinges to view either direction is now possible. As a result, he is able to see clearly when it is okay to turn right or left.
His invention makes it easy to check if there are oncoming vehicles. Sawyer says that being able to angle the visors correctly has made it unnecessary to ask people around him if there are cars coming.
MultiFlex Adjust-A-View Safety Mirror (US Patent No. 6926416) is the official name of the car device. It has helped people with various disabilities. Sawyer goes on to tell about a 33-year-old mom of two who has been in possession of a driver’s license for over 16 years. The woman drives others and herself, plus her kids, securely and safely even while retinoblastoma, a type of cancer, took one of her eyes when she was barely two years old.
She says these days, she does not have to turn her head so far when checking for blind spots. The woman adds that the tool improves peripheral vision for both sides, but especially the left. Four-cornered intersections no longer pose a safety issue for her, she claims.
Sawyer goes on to say that people with arthritis and those tortured by back pains, impaired vision and stiff neck now enjoy the safety afforded by being able to see with ease what once were hidden in the form of blind spots. The invention offers tool-free attachment to the sun visor on the driver side, allowing for image reflections free of distortions in the right- and left-side blind spots along with the rear seating compartment of the car.
The MultiFlex Adjust-A-View Safety Mirror measures 33/4 inches in height and 123/4 in width. It features right and left mirrors that measure 51/2 inches wide and three inches high. The safety mirror is attached to a standard driver-side window visor. To adjust the mirrors individually, the driver uses the hinges, helping view nearby right- and left-side traffic. The product is useful for those experiencing difficulty seeing objects in their rear view mirror.