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Do you need a rearview mirror to pass inspection in S.A.?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by I3oostedCubes, May 16, 2011.

  1. I3oostedCubes

    I3oostedCubes Member

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    Just wondering, just purchased a vehicle that needs a sticker but doesn't have a rear view mirror, never had that problem before so I was just wondering if I needed to get one before hand.
  2. 2k4mk1

    2k4mk1 4 more years of this freaking IDIOT!!!! SilverStar Member

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    Google is your friend.......

    20.19 Mirror. Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a mirror so located as to reflect to the driver a view of the highway for a distance of at least 200 feet to the rear of such motor vehicle.

    1. Inspection Procedure

    a. Inspect only one mirror.

    1) Exterior Rearview Mirror: From the driver’s position, visually inspect exterior mirror for a clear and reasonably unobstructed view to the rear. Look for correct location and stable mounting.

    2) Interior Rearview Mirror: From the driver’s position, visually inspect interior mirror for proper mounting, location, cracks, sharp edges, and ease of adjustment.

    2. Inspect for and reject if:

    a. Mirror does not provide the driver with a clear view to the rear of 200 feet.

    b. Vehicle is not equipped with at least one mirror.

    c. Mirror offers unsafe interference with driver’s forward vision.

    d. Reflective surface of mirror is cracked, broken, peeled, tarnished, or has sharp edges.

    e. Mirror is not mounted securely to prevent swing or excessive vibration unless the vehicle is equipped with another mirror which meets requirements.

    NOTE: An inside mirror would meet all the above requirements. If the vehicle is equipped with more than one mirror, only one, either inside or outside, needs to meet all requirements.
  3. Darren

    Darren Xtreme Paint and Body

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    I passed before I glued mine back on.
  4. 2k4mk1

    2k4mk1 4 more years of this freaking IDIOT!!!! SilverStar Member

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    Because you still had ONE outside.
    ONLY need ONE either inside or outside
  5. I3oostedCubes

    I3oostedCubes Member

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    I have the outside ones, so I should be good, thanks.
  6. 2k4mk1

    2k4mk1 4 more years of this freaking IDIOT!!!! SilverStar Member

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    Yup you will be fine
    We havent had an interior rearview in my wifes F150 in years Passes every year
  7. mustangdriver23

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    im an inspector... you just have to have one mirror. but legally if the rear window is tinted below the legal limit you have to have both outside mirrors... thats if the inspectors take it that seriously. if the car has 1 mirror, personally, i pass it.
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    So are you saying that you can have illegeal tint if you have both side mirrors? :) I know what legal is on it.. don't worry.
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    he said the back window. you can have anything on the rear window, but if its under the legal percent then thats when you have to have two mirrors on the outside
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