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flyhigh 05-03-2013 07:03 PM

Mirror laws when doorless in CA?
I finally pulled the doors off here in LA. Why don't all cars have no doors? I'm running a motorcycle mirror in the bracket right now and it is pretty ugly and I still can't see very well out of it. If I was to get a stick on Convex mirror and put it on the left side vent would that fly? Or does the mirror need to be outside the vehicle?

phnguyen7 05-03-2013 07:19 PM

Looks like you need the rear view and at least one side mirror on the driver side.

V C Section 26709 Mirrors


26709. (a) Every motor vehicle registered in a foreign jurisdiction and every motorcycle subject to registration in this state shall be equipped with a mirror so located as to reflect to the driver a view of the highway for a distance of at least 200 feet to the rear of such vehicle.

Every motor vehicle subject to registration in this state, except a motorcycle, shall be equipped with not less than two such mirrors, including one affixed to the left-hand side.

(b) The following described types of motor vehicles, of a type subject to registration, shall be equipped with mirrors on both the left-and right-hand sides of the vehicle so located as to reflect to the driver a view of the highway through each mirror for a distance of at least 200 feet to the rear of such vehicle:

(1) A motor vehicle so constructed or loaded as to obstruct the driver's view to the rear.

(2) A motor vehicle towing a vehicle and the towed vehicle or load thereon obstructs the driver's view to the rear.

(3) A bus or trolley coach.

(c) The provisions of subdivision (b) shall not apply to a passenger vehicle when the load obstructing the driver's view consists of passengers.

Amended Ch. 74, Stats. 1970. Effective November 23, 1970.

Gunner 05-03-2013 07:23 PM

Yup what he said. There is a bracket that lets you put a mirror on your A Pillar. I'll see if I can find you something on it. It lets you see much better out of the mirror.

Here ya go.

flyhigh 05-03-2013 07:25 PM

Hrm from that text, it seems that I might be able to get away with a vent mirror? That counts as left side right?

Jaker jk 05-04-2013 08:47 AM

To be real , if you plan on taking your doors off a lot buy some good mirrors

I run doorless from June to dec. and I use the rugged ridge quick dissconnect mirrors and love them , the bad part is the field of vision on the pass side is a little narrow

JoeBot13 05-07-2013 02:25 PM

I run the Rugged Ridge quick disconnect mirrors also and love them.

Quick fix for the passenger side mirror, get a convexed mirror from a truckstop/autozone/pepboys. They have some that will bolt on in place of the ones that come from rugged ridge, for only a few dollars.

To be honest though I don't use the passenger mirror. Rugged Ridge sells them in singles so I only have one on the driver's side to stay legal.

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