Light Motor Vehicle

Mirrors Use

Mirrors Use

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1. Adjust rear view mirror(s) for maximum rear view vision only whilst vehicle is stationary. (Articulated vehicles must be straight)

2. Check rear view mirror(s) on approach to any hazard.

3. Check rear view mirror(s) every 5 - 8 seconds.

4. Checking of rear view mirror(s) should be of sufficient duration to determine traffic situations to the rear.

5. Check mirror in the direction of turn to ensure the vehicle follows the correct course.

Note A:

Care should be taken not to look in mirror(s) for too long a period.

Note B:

In the case of an enclosed cabin, both exterior rear view mirrors shall be checked.

Note C: 

When the vehicle is in motion and it is clear that the applicant has only made a minor adjustment to the rear-view mirror, he/she shall not be penalised, otherwise he/she shall be penalised for: STEERING (1) Method ................................................

Note D: 

In the case of the applicant making an adjustment to any rear-view mirror whilst the vehicle is stationary, he/she shall not be penalised. Note E: When the applicant looks for too long in the rear-view mirror(s) he shall be penalised for: STEERING (5) Obs ..................................................... It is not expected of the applicant to use exterior mirror(s) for observation to the rear. In the test allowance is made for the use of exterior mirror(s) in the case where: (a) the vehicle is not fitted with an interior rear-view mirror, and/or (b) the interior rear-view mirror for some reason does not provide enough vision.


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