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is it illegal to have a broken wing mirror?

REDRANGER86REDRANGER86

As some of you read someone stole our mirror from the pasangers side mirror and i need to get to asda at midnight for gta is it legal.

If so how do you know so i can prove to th lady

Thanks

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    thesaint
    You can drive without a passenger mirror, if you took it for an M.O.T it would pass. :)

    I don't know how you can prove it.
    redboro
    i always thought and dont quote me as long as you have two mirrows your ok so if you have a mirrow inside and one outside you should be ok
    Mrs.Z
    Whilst on this topic, is is illegal to drive with a crack in your windscreen? I

    have one right at the top of my windscreen, about 20cm long but not in the way of my seeing.

    I will be getting it fixed this week, just wondered if I am alright driving it in the meantime?
    juicyx
    I don't think so i drove around without one for over a year .
    sassie
    tell her you will prove it after midnight
    muckypup
    As far as I am aware it is only necessary to have a drivers side wing mirror,for the purposes of MOT.I am sure this is the case as my passenger mirror has been knocked off a few times by pesky drivers negotiating my narrow street.

    Someone else may know different,but I think I am right.
    crustyroad
    i think thesaint's post is correct :)
    harlzter
    The legal requirements are two rear view mirrors, ie either two side mirrors or a side mirror and your windscreen rear viewmirror.
    You must have a really old car though to have wing mirrors as they are door mounted these days lol!
    cassieismydoggie
    My capri has only one wing mirror and a rear view - its just passed its mot and has done for the past 4 years.
    cuzzy
    cuzzy[mod]6 years, 5 months ago #10Show comment tools Reply
    Rear-view mirrors
    The law sets out general safety requirements for a vehicle's rear-view mirrors. These requirements apply to original and replacement mirrors. They must:

    be adjustable
    be attached securely
    enable the driver to see the vehicle and its load 'adequately' (and also any trailer and load the vehicle tows).
    How many mirrors do I need?
    The law says that:

    new passenger cars must have two rear-view mirrors (one outside, on the right-hand side, and an inside rear-view mirror)
    new light goods vehicles must have an outside right-hand side rear-view mirror and either an inside rear-view mirror or an outside left-hand side rear-view mirror
    new mopeds and motorcycles must have one rear-view mirror
    all other motor vehicles (except pedal cycles) not covered above need to have at least one rear-view mirror.
    REDRANGER86
    cuzzy
    Rear-view mirrors
    The law sets out general safety requirements for a vehicle's rear-view mirrors. These requirements apply to original and replacement mirrors. They must:

    be adjustable
    be attached securely
    enable the driver to see the vehicle and its load 'adequately' (and also any trailer and load the vehicle tows).
    How many mirrors do I need?
    The law says that:

    new passenger cars must have two rear-view mirrors (one outside, on the right-hand side, and an inside rear-view mirror)
    new light goods vehicles must have an outside right-hand side rear-view mirror and either an inside rear-view mirror or an outside left-hand side rear-view mirror
    new mopeds and motorcycles must have one rear-view mirror
    all other motor vehicles (except pedal cycles) not covered above need to have at least one rear-view mirror.


    where did you find this?
    cuzzy
    REDRANGER86


    Thats for newzealand, damn i really want it
    thesaint
    mrszerrouk
    Whilst on this topic, is is illegal to drive with a crack in your windscreen? I

    have one right at the top of my windscreen, about 20cm long but not in the way of my seeing.

    I will be getting it fixed this week, just wondered if I am alright driving it in the meantime?


    It is not illegal to drive with a crack in your windscreen, but it depends where it is whether it would be deemed illegal/Pass an MOT.

    It's been 7/8 years since I MOT'd a car, so my recollection is hazy.
    Shengis
    REDRANGER86
    Thats for newzealand, damn i really want it


    http://www.bobmckay.co.uk/rearview.html

    There you go.
    REDRANGER86
    what can i use instead?
    thesaint
    REDRANGER86
    what can i use instead?


    [SIZE="4"]YOU DON'T NEED ONE!!![/SIZE]
    REDRANGER86
    thesaint
    [SIZE="4"]YOU DON'T NEED ONE!!![/SIZE]


    lol, :oops:
    cuzzy
    cuzzy[mod]6 years, 5 months ago #19Show comment tools Reply
    Wing Mirror
    Would a broken wing mirror cause you to fail the MOT

    Answer: Yes is the answer but only the offside wing mirror

    http://www.ukmot.com/search3.asp:oops:
    REDRANGER86
    which is the offside mirror, might have to wait till shes asleep and try to drive myself there.

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