.13 Mirrors

MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION – VEHICLE INSPECTIONS

 

11.14.02.13

.13   Mirrors

A. Outside Mirrors. All vehicles shall be equipped with an outside rear-view mirror on the driver’s side providing a view of the highway for a distance of at least 200 feet to the rear. (school vehicle specifications edited out. )

Procedures:

  1. Rearview Mirror or Mirrors. From the driver’s position visually inspect all exterior mirrors for a clear and reasonably unobstructed view to the rear. Look for correct location, stable mounting, cracks, ease of adjustment and ability to hold an adjustment.
  2. (school vehicle specifications edited )

Reject Vehicle If

  1. Mirror
  •  Is missing (when required);
  • Mounting is loose so that rear vision is impaired;
  • Is obscured by windshield pillar or unwiped portion of the windshield;
  • Is cracked, pitted, or clouded to the extent that rear vision is obscured;
  • Does not provide an unobstructed view to the rear;
  • Cannot be adjusted or will not hold an adjustment;
  • Does not meet minimum size requirements (school vehicle only )

 

B. Inside Mirrors. All vehicles shall be equipped with an inside rearview mirror except as noted in B(l)(b). The inside rearview mirror shall be adjustable and clear view glass and provide a clear stable reflected view 200 feet to the rear. (school vehicle specifications edited out. )

Procedures:

(1) Interior Rear-view Mirror.

  • From the driver’s position, visually inspect interior mirror for proper mounting, location, cracks, sharp edges, ease of adjustment and ability to hold an adjustment.
  • If vehicle is designed or constructed where the view through an inside rear-view mirror is obstructed, or the vehicle is a light truck or multipurpose vehicle with tinting, stickers, on the windows behind the driver, the inside rear-view mirror is not required; however, the vehicle shall be equipped with outside rear-view mirrors on both sides.

Reject Vehicle if

(1)  Mirror:

  • Is missing (when required);
  • Mounting is loose so that rear vision is impaired
  • Is cracked, pitted, or clouded to the extent that rear vision is obscured;
  • Does not provide an unobstructed view to the rear;
  • Cannot be adjusted or will not hold an adjustment;
  • Does not meet minimum size requirements (school vehicle only )

Effective as of February 1, 2012