Last year in the UK there were around 182,000 people injured or killed in car accidents. The most common contributing factor for the cause of car accidents was a failure to look properly – accounting for 44% of all reported accidents.
Wing Mirrors Are Essential for Safe Driving
To reduce the risk of an accident and ensure you do not fail to look properly, regular use of your wing mirrors is essential for safe driving. Wing mirrors are imperative for checking for dangers around you to ensure that you are aware of hazards at all times.
Damaged Wing Mirrors Are a Hazard
Under the Construction and Use Regulations 1986, all vehicles used after 1 August 1978 must have at least two mirrors that offer an adequate view of the rear of the vehicle. If your mirrors are damaged, obscured, or missing, you risk injury to yourself and others as you will have a restricted view of possible hazards. You could be stopped by police, and you will fail your MoT.