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Ask 2: Is it okay to hang my face mask in my rear-view mirror?

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HOUSTONAt KPRC 2, we’re dedicated to keeping Houstonians informed. As part of our new Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston.

Question: Is it okay to hang my face mask in my rear-view mirror?

Answer: According to AAA, the short answer is no. Here’s what they suggest:

Avoid hanging masks on mirror

  • Mask, or other objects, hanging from mirror can partially block field of vision
  • Eyes provide nearly 90% of info needed to respond to road conditions
  • Sign spotting is largely function of side vision
  • Obstruction can increase risk of crash

Where to put mask in car

  • Glove box
  • Center console
  • Pants pocket
  • Anywhere safe that doesn’t obstruct vision

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