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Driving Hazard

July 07, 1988

In 1961 (according to the California Highway Patrol), California Vehicle Code 26708A was placed on the books, prohibiting drivers from hanging ornaments of any kind on the inside rear-view mirror, as a measure of safety of vision not only for the subject driver but for the driver in front of and in back of the subject driver.

What ever happened to that vehicle code? So far as I can see, it is not being enforced! Not only do I see baubles and beads and baby shoes hanging from the shaft of the inside rear-view mirror, but I have even seen a Garfield stuffed cat with suction cups stuck on the inside of the front windshield!

Reporting the offender would not do any good--the police must see the offense for him or herself.

Will it take another law to make the police enforce the law already in effect?

GRACE B. WEINSTEIN

Los Angeles

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