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is it illegal to have a broken wing mirror?

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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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.

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

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?

I don't think so i drove around without one for over a year .

Banned

tell her you will prove it after midnight

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.

Banned

i think thesaint's post is correct

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!

My capri has only one wing mirror and a rear view - its just passed its mot and has done for the past 4 years.

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.

Original Poster

cuzzy;1986522

Rear-view mirrorsThe law sets out general safety requirements for a … Rear-view mirrorsThe 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?

Original Poster

cuzzy;1986540

http://www.ltsa.govt.nz/factsheets/39.html#rear



Thats for newzealand, damn i really want it

mrszerrouk;1986477

Whilst on this topic, is is illegal to drive with a crack in your … 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.

REDRANGER86;1986566

Thats for newzealand, damn i really want it



bobmckay.co.uk/rea…tml

There you go.

Original Poster

what can i use instead?

REDRANGER86;1986648

what can i use instead?



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

Original Poster

thesaint;1986680

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



lol, :oops:

Wing Mirror
Would a broken wing mirror cause you to fail the MOT

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

ukmot.com/sea…ps:

Original Poster

which is the offside mirror, might have to wait till shes asleep and try to drive myself there.

REDRANGER86;1986789

which is the offside mirror, might have to wait till shes asleep and try … which is the offside mirror, might have to wait till shes asleep and try to drive myself there.


Just drive the bluddy car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

offside is the side next to the road-nearside is the one next to the kerb..

Original Poster

i convincerd her woop were going! thanks guys

cant you just say it has just been broken IF you are stopped and explain that you will get one tomorrow? They cant prove its been done at any particular time unless you got stopped previously and were warned

You are fine, think back to how cars used to be. They never used to have nearside mirrors.

wookiemummy;1987660

You are fine, think back to how cars used to be. They never used to have … You are fine, think back to how cars used to be. They never used to have nearside mirrors.



:lol:

They never had seat belts, hydraulic brakes or pneumatic tyres either....

wookiemummy;1987660

You are fine, think back to how cars used to be. They never used to have … You are fine, think back to how cars used to be. They never used to have nearside mirrors.



How did they "smack" pedestrians thah got too close to the kerb then?

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