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Old 02-24-2013, 08:12 AM   #1
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Fresnel lens

I was reading that it might be a good idea to install a wide angle fresnel lens on the passenger side window. Using a plastic lens like this allows the driver to see cars that might be sitting in that blind spot not visible from the convex mirror. Of course, asking the passenger if the lane is clear usually works, assuming they're not sound asleep I've wondered if anyone is using a fresnel lens and also if perhaps the side view camera sees into this area.
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I would guess a lot if people use them as they are recommended during the Lazy Days Driver Confidence Course. There has been 43,000 graduates.
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My side camera generally covers the blind spot, but I have to say, you have to look multiple times in succession to assure someone hasn't slipped in while you were looking at the other medium.

Roads, particularly in the cities continually remind me more and more of driving in Turkey and South Korea in past lives...if there is a hole, go for it. People don't look to see if the people around them are using blinkers. Of course, they wouldn't care if they were...after all they got first rights!
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I installed a Fresnel lens on the lower portion of my window door and it worked well. However, small brown spots started to appear on the face of the lens that was against the window some two years after I had put it on. I removed the lens because there were too many brown spots. I tried to clean it but that was impossible.


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