You would think by the number of things you see hanging from rearview mirrors that the answer to that question is - no. But you would be wrong.

Whether it's fuzzy dice, air fresheners, beads, or yes, even disabled placards, it is illegal to have them hanging from your rearview mirror while you are driving.

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But plenty of people either don't know it, don't care, or don't think that they will get pulled over for this minor offense. But occasionally, it does happen.

According to South Dakota Codified Law 13-25-6, Objects dangling between the driver and the windshield are to be considered a petty offense.

Small bottle hanging from rearview mirror
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I'll be honest here when I say that I was one of those people who didn't know this law existed for the longest time. I guess I thought if manufacturers made things meant to dangle from a rearview mirror that it must be okay to hang them there.

I know I'm not the only one who may have had a dangling air freshener at one time. Now you just clip them to your air vents.

But this still doesn't account for all the graduation tassels, dream catchers, sun catchers, crystals, photographs, cartoon characters, and other hanging items you see on rearview mirrors in the Sioux Empire.

Crystals in bag hanging from rearview mirror
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So if you happen to have a literal hanging gallery on your rearview mirror, don't be surprised if one of these days you get pulled over and told that it's a no-no.

People Say They Hate These 7 Things About Sioux Falls the Most

In the last few years, I've had the opportunity to live in another state after living in Sioux Falls for a decade. Then late last year I moved back to the SooFoo, and I am super happy to have returned.

Sioux Falls has just about everything I like. It's big enough to have lots of opportunities for work and recreation.

Being on the western edge of the 'Midwest' and the eastern edge of the 'Western Frontier' we've got a nice balance of the individualistic pioneer spirit and a strong urban 'We're in this together' attitude.

But, of course, not everything is perfect. People have complaints. On the social-network Reddit, people have even listed their complaints about Sioux Falls. Specifically, the things that hate about living here.

Sioux Falls: Then and Now

The City of Sioux Falls has changed dramatically over the past several years. Some of the streets, landscapes, and neighborhoods look vastly different than just 10-15 years ago.

Here's a look at Sioux Falls, then-and-now. See if you can recognize some of these old buildings, businesses, and city streets.

Gallery Credit: Andy Gott

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