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Old 04-28-2009, 02:34 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:40 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Code ß 46.2-1082 sets out the requirements for mirrors on a vehicle. That code section
provides:
No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a highway in the
Commonwealth if the vehicle is not equipped with a mirror which
reflects to the driver a view of the highway for a distance of not
less than 200 feet to the rear of such vehicle.
No motor vehicle registered in the Commonwealth, designed and
licensed primarily for passenger vehicular transportation on the
public highways and manufactured after 1968 shall be driven on
the highways in the Commonwealth unless equipped with at least
one outside and at least one inside rear view mirror meeting the
requirements of this section.
Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, no motor
vehicle which either has no rear window, or which has a rear
window so obstructed as to prevent rearward vision by means of an
inside rear view mirror, shall be required to be equipped with an
inside rear view mirror if such motor vehicle has horizontally and
vertically adjustable outside rear view mirrors installed on both
sides of such motor vehicle in such a manner as to provide the
driver of such motor vehicle a rearward view along both sides of
such motor vehicle for at least 200 feet.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:54 PM   #23 (permalink)
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IC 9-19-12-1
Safety requirements
Sec. 1. A motor vehicle that is constructed or loaded so as to obstruct the driver's view to the rear from the driver's position must be equipped with a mirror located so as to reflect to the driver a view of the highway for a distance of at least two hundred (200) feet to the rear of the vehicle.
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:21 PM   #25 (permalink)
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257.708 Mirrors.

Sec. 708.

A person shall not drive a motor vehicle on a highway which is so constructed or loaded as to prevent the driver from obtaining a view of the highway to the rear by looking backward from the driver's position, unless the vehicle is equipped with a mirror located so as to reflect to the driver a view of the highway to the rear of the vehicle. In addition all motor vehicles shall be equipped with an outside rearview mirror on the driver's side which shall be positioned to give the driver a rearviewing angle from the driver's side of the vehicle, except a motor vehicle licensed as an historic vehicle if the vehicle was not originally equipped with an outside rearview mirror.

Rearview mirrors may be positioned on the helmet or visor worn by the operator of a motorcycle if the helmet is securely attached to the head of the operator. Every commercial vehicle of 1/2 ton capacity or more, operating upon the public highways of this state, shall be equipped with 2 mirrors, 1 on each side, adjusted so that the operator shall have a clear view of the highway behind the commercial vehicle. The outside mirrors shall not be considered to be a part of the vehicle for the purpose of determining the maximum width under section 717.

Michigan Legislature - Section 257.708

Sounds like an outside mirror is required in MI.
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Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with at least one mirror so placed and adjusted as to afford the operator a clear, reflected view of the highway to the rear and left side of the vehicle.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:59 PM   #28 (permalink)
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So let me make sure I understand this here...

Each state has a different legal requirement for mirror location / arrangement etc.

Is that right?

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Old 04-28-2009, 11:45 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Thanks but I'll decline the offer.
Must be a lot of work for the car makers and for those who move from one state to another.

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These days the car makers just do one thing for all the laws: rearview mirror and both side mirrors. That way no one really has to think about it (until you decide to take take them off for fuel economy, that is).

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