In a paper from the mid-1980s, there is a kind of PSA box listing some things that small children should NOT have on their bicycle. Most of them make sense, but there's one that confuses me: "back mirrors".
Why is that bad? Isn't it a good thing if they can see what's going on behind them without having to turn their little heads?
To make it clear, I'm talking about those round mirrors attached to the handlebar, allowing the operator of the bicycle to see what happens behind them. Plus they look kind of "cool", like the kid is using a police motorcycle or something.