Ask Wing Mirror Man

Ask Wing Mirror Man!
Based on questions people are asking on Google with the search query ‘wing mirrors uk’.

Can I legally drive without a wing mirror?

Three mirrors in a car: Driver Side Wing Mirror, Passenger Side Wing Mirror, Interior Rear-View Mirror.

As long as the driver-side wing mirror is not missing, excessively damaged or insecure, and one other mirror is in working condition then this would be legal to drive.

Therefore, it is not illegal to drive without the passenger wing mirror, provided the other two mirrors are intact.

Is a missing wing mirror an MOT failure?

The MoT test is a mandatory annual examination that ensures vehicles meet certain safety, environmental, and roadworthiness standards. One of the key criteria examined during the MoT test is the condition and functionality of various components, including mirrors.

Three mirrors in a car: Driver Side Wing Mirror, Passenger Side Wing Mirror, Interior Rear-View Mirror.

As long as the driver-side wing mirror is not missing, excessively damaged or insecure, and one other mirror is in working condition then this would be legal to drive.

Therefore, a car can pass a MOT without the passenger wing mirror, provided the other two mirrors are intact, although it will count as an advisory to be repaired/replaced as soon as possible.

It's worth noting that MoT requirements can change over time, so it's always a good idea to consult the latest guidelines and regulations to ensure compliance.

Can you drive without a passenger side mirror in the UK?

Yes, it is legal, although not advised, to drive a car without a Passenger Side (Nearside) Wing Mirror in the UK, provided the Driver Side (Offside) Wing Mirror and Interior rear-view mirror are intact.

If you are driving a Commercial Van or any other Commercial Vehicle, it would require both Driver Side (Offside) and Passenger Side (Nearside) to be in full working order as most commercial vehicles would not have an interior Interior rear-view mirror.

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