Heavy Motor Vehicle

Mirrors Use

Mirrors Use

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1. Adjust rear view mirrors for maximum rear view vision only whilst vehicle is stationary. (Articulatedvehicles shall be straight).

2. Check rear view mirrors on approach to any hazard.

3. Check rear view mirrors approximately every 5- 8 seconds.

4. Checking of rear-view mirrors should be of sufficient duration to determine traffic situations to therear.

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 mirrors 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 it is clear that the applicant has only made a minor adjustment to the rear-view mirror he/she shallnot 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 mirrors he/she shall be penalised for:

STEERING

(5) Obs .......................................................

It is not expected of the applicant to use exterior mirrors for observation to the rear. In the test allowanceis made for the use of exterior mirrors in the case where:

– the vehicle is not fitted with an interior rear-view mirror, and/or

– the interior rear-view mirror for some reason does not provide enough vision.


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