6.6 Mirrors

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Method of Inspection
Reason for rejection
Obligatory mirrors
Obligatory mirrors area. an exterior mirror fitted to the offside (right-hand side when seated in the driver's seat), orb. an exterior mirror fitted to the nearside (left-hand side when seated in the driver's seat), orc. an interior mirror 1. Check the obligatory  mirrors for presence, security, condition and useability 1. An obligatory mirror:
  a. missing or insecure
  b. so damaged or deteriorated that the view to the rear is seriously impaired
  c. does not provide a view to the rear of the vehicle
  d. not clearly visible from the driver's seat, or incapable of being adjusted to be clearly visible from the drivers seat
Passenger vehicles with no more than 7 passenger seats first used before 1 August 1978 must have any one of the above options   
Minibuses first used on or after 1 August 1983 must have an exterior mirror fitted on both the offside and nearside ('a' and 'b')   
Passenger vehicles with more than 7 passenger seats of any age, and all passenger vehicles first used on or after 1 August 1978 (not being a minibus as above), must have two mirrors, one of which must be option 'a'.   
All goods vehicles must have two mirrors one of which must be option 'a'.   
Minibus
A vehicle constructed or adapted to carry more than 8 but not more than 16 seated passengers.   
Additional mirrors
Any mirrors additional to the obligatory mirrors are not subject to this inspection.   
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