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Old 09-05-2001, 02:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was looking it up in Nevada DMV codes, and all it says is you must have a mirror that you can see 200 ft behind you in. But it doesn't say it has to be outside. I'm just wondering if I'm legal with the doors off.
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As far as I know an outside rearview
mirror on the drivers side is required in
every state. I believe that is a NHSTA rule.
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Old 09-05-2001, 02:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally posted by SanDiegoCJ:
<STRONG>As far as I know an outside rearview
mirror on the drivers side is required in
every state. I believe that is a NHSTA rule.</STRONG>
Only laws I've seen state 2 mirrors and do not state location.
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Old 09-05-2001, 02:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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CA law is 2 mirrors, one of which must be on the DRIVERS outside.

Used to say "Left side" - which was a PITA when I owned a RHD Austin-Healy in the 70's <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
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It varies from state to state. Texas has safety inspections and as long as you have one good mirror you are good to go
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Old 09-05-2001, 09:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I only have a rear view and have yet to be hasseled about it.
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Just last week I asked my first cousin, Mike, that question. I seems that in New Mexico you only need one mirror. And according to him flair coverage isn't a problem nor is having a windshield or not as long as you don't have a broken one and you don't need doors either.
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I asked CHP and they said for Cal. you must have two functional mirrors on must be the drivers side miiror and then its your option as to the other one. I also had that confirmed by Stanislaus Sheriff.
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Old 09-06-2001, 12:00 AM   #9 (permalink)
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here in PA you only need one mirror that you can clearly see (unabstructed) 200 feet to the rear.

That means the windshield mirror is ok. so long as your equiptment in the back dont block your view.
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