Towing Mirrors and the Law Advice from Milenco
- by John Doe
TOWING MIRRORS - THE LAW – Advice from award winning Milenco brand
The Law in the United Kingdom specifies you must be able to see clearly down both sides of the caravan, and see 4 meters either side of the caravan at a distance of 20 meters behind the rear of the caravan.
This in reality means, if your caravan/trailer is wider than the rear of your tow vehicle, you must fit towing mirrors to comply with the law. You can be fined up to £1000 and get 3 point on your licence for towing blind. (At exhibitions, we have met many caravannersthat had received 3 points and £60 fixed penalty notices.)
On tow vehicles conforming to directive2003/97 EC or sold after January 2007, the towing mirrors may project 25cmsfurther than the widest part of the caravan. On tow vehicles pre dating this directive, the mirrors may project 20cm further than the widest part of the caravan.
Since 12th of December 2005 it is a legal requirement that you have type approved (e-marked) mirrors on both sides of the tow vehicle.
All Milenco mirrors comply with the law, are type approved and correctly e-marked.
To see our range of mirrors follow our link. http://caravanalia.com/products/towing-mirrors/114/1/15
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