Rear view mirrors in the car: which ones are mandatory?

As a general rule, and for some years now, any motor vehicle with four wheels has three rear view mirrors. But are all of them required? The truth is that no.

Is he general vehicle regulations the one that establishes the norms in this regard, and makes reference to the obligatory nature of their use, the number of rear-view mirrors, their measurements and additional information regarding the subject.

Mandatory mirrors

In the passenger carsvehicles are usually used by a private driver, and vehicles with up to nine seats are only obligatory the left and the interior. The right is optional.

The rule changes in the case of motorhomes and caravans, because its configuration makes interior rear visibility bad, if not directly null. Therefore, they are obligatory as he left As the right. The same situation is that of buses.

Car interior mirror.

And in the trucks?

Regarding the trucks, depends on your size. In those of up to 3.5 tons, the left and the interior are mandatory, while in those of between 3.5 and 7.5 tons, the left and the right are mandatory. In those of more than 7.5 tons, finally, you have to take the left, the right, the proximity and the wide angle.

Moving on to the land of two wheelsthe yardstick is at the maximum speed they can reach: 100km/h. If they do not reach it (as is the case with mopeds) they only have to carry the left one; if they exceed it, they must take both.

How much is the fine for not carrying a mirror?

The sanction for not carrying one of the mandatory rear-view mirrors is 200 euros, although with prompt payment it can be reduced by half. The biggest drawback is that, depending on how they judge the danger posed by the vehicle without the rear-view mirror, the agents can immobilize it.

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