|07-26-2014 12:26 PM|
Sec. 547.602. MIRRORS REQUIRED. A motor vehicle, including a motor vehicle used to tow another vehicle, shall be equipped with a mirror located to reflect to the operator a view of the highway for a distance of at least 200 feet from the rear of the vehicle.
You will need a side-view mirror if the rear view mirror cannot allow you to view 200 feet to the rear... as in having my 37" tire mounted on the tire carrier at a level which the rear view mirror is no longer able to provide a clear view 200 feet to the rear.
Hence, most commercial trucks have the side-view mirror requirements, as their rear view is obstructed by the cargo area or by the trailer they are towing, but Jeeps are not normally a commercial vehicle.
These requirements should be checked annually, as they may be changed or updated...
While you should not rely on 3rd party word of mouth, you should read the regulations on your own, and you can do so here:
Just enter the word for the subject on which you need info, examples: horn, mirror, light (lamp), etc...
|03-19-2013 01:34 PM|
sweet! glad i found this thread, i was debating getting some side mirrors for when i go doorless but not anymore!!
and fyi, i ride motorcycles so turning my head to change lanes is standard protocol for me regardless.
|10-27-2011 11:13 AM|
|busemans||the law has not changed. one rear view facing mirror. the one on the inside of hte windshield covers the requirements called forth in the book. your not chancing anything as long as you have one mirror.|
|10-20-2011 11:38 AM|
|delalto23||Hmm I didn't know this. I broke my mirrors off on a trail back home and just kept them off. Had them off a few years now and no one has said anything to me. Shoot cops have even said they like the way it looks|
|10-17-2011 05:52 PM|
|08-01-2011 11:02 AM|
|custom95cobra||not worth the chance just get the brackets|
|07-25-2011 08:09 PM|
What you posted are minutes from a senate commission meeting..
Current texas inspection info is posted above..
This current Texas law taught in Law enforcement classes..non commercial classification..
§ 547.602. MIRRORS REQUIRED. A motor vehicle, including
a motor vehicle used to tow another vehicle, shall be equipped with
a mirror located to reflect to the operator a view of the highway
for a distance of at least 200 feet from the rear of the vehicle.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995
|07-24-2011 11:08 PM|
I know this is an old thread but I was researching this topic and found some seemingly new information. According to this website TX requires two exterior mirrors.
Texas Administrative Code
TITLE 37 PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 1 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
CHAPTER 21 EQUIPMENT AND VEHICLE STANDARDS
RULE §21.1 Standards for Vehicle Equipment
(D) Driver rear visibility requirement--To meet this requirement a motor vehicle must be equipped with outside mirrors on both the left and right sides of the vehicle that are located so as to reflect to the driver a view of the highway through each mirror a distance of at least 200 feet to the rear of the vehicle.
here is the link:
Here is a cheap solution for going doorless. About $14 I plan to make these soon.
Jeep Doorless Budget Mirror Mount
|07-23-2009 01:40 PM|
|popatop||I just had my jeep inspected in New Braunfels with the top off and no side mirrors. I asked the person inspecting about the mirror thing and was told that Texas state law states that you need one rear facing mirror.|
|07-18-2009 02:20 PM|
|Odhinn||Scout you are to fast, you beat me to it.|
|07-18-2009 01:34 PM|
|07-18-2009 12:55 PM|
Could be right with just one, but would either ask a cop or be safe (PITA anyway with just rearview for city driving IMO), but....
My understanding is you need 2 mirrors...1 rearview and 1 side or 2 side mirrors (think big trucks, they can't have rearview, so have 2 sides...rules could apply differently to 'passenger' vehicles.
And splitting hairs on east/west TX....West TX is California (far west is Hawaii/Orient)....East TX is Florida (far east is Spain to Iraq)....
|07-14-2009 03:12 PM|
|07-14-2009 02:39 PM|
Only one mirror is required, and it is illegal to drive down a dry creek bed here now.
Only in Texas.
|07-11-2009 02:03 PM|
|hoopdogg||i'm not sure La Grange could be considered East Texas....lol|
|07-06-2009 02:52 PM|
|07-06-2009 02:36 PM|
I live in SA.
I picked up a set of Harley longstem mirrors and they seem to work great....I have no idea what the law says, but these were $30 on ebay, are easy to install/take off, and work if ya need 'em.
|07-01-2009 07:12 PM|
|distortedtj||Texas really has vehicle laws now??? I though if it rolled down the road it was good there.|
|07-01-2009 06:57 PM|
good to know i was looking at different options for doors off, scratch that idea i will roll with just the one rearview.
|06-04-2009 07:23 PM|
|06-02-2009 07:31 AM|
|Scout||You're only required to have one rearward mirror so as long as you have your rear view mirror you're good to go.|
|06-01-2009 09:42 PM|
Texas Mirror Laws?
Does anyone know what the laws are regarding side mirrors in Texas?