Failing to fix a broken wing mirror could lead to a hefty fine of up to £2,500!
The side mirrors, or wing mirrors as they’re also known on vehicles, are vital in helping the driver maintain good visibility around them whilst behind the wheel.
They enable a driver to know exactly where a cyclist or motorcyclist might be in traffic, when your rear-view mirror might not pick them out.
They are however, one of the weakest parts on a vehicle and can be easily damaged by other vehicles on the road. They can be hit and left broken by another car or knocked off altogether, leaving the driver without all-round visibility until it gets fixed.
Ignoring a broken wing mirror is not a good idea, as it could lead to a hefty fine and punishment if spotted by a police officer.
To remain legal on UK roads, both wing mirrors need to be in working order and could also lead to an MoT fail if left broken or missing altogether.
If you fail to fix a damaged or missing wing mirror, you could be issued with a fine of up to £2,500.
Damaged side mirrors can impair a drivers visibility and risk the safety of other motorists and road users.
To have a wing mirror fixed costs around £15 to £150 depending on the amount of damage, so having it repaired is definitely worth it to avoid a hefty fine and to maintain safety on the roads for everyone.
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