Is It Illegal to Drive Without a Side Mirror?


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According to EcoModder.com, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle in the United States if it is not equipped with all required rear-view mirrors. The act of driving without any of the standard mirrors places the driver as well as those around him in danger.

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The same laws that require the presence of rear-view mirrors often criminalize a driver for allowing anything to obstruct those mirrors, according to EcoModder.com. The inability of drivers to see around a vehicle could result in collisions, vehicle damage, personal injury or death. Obstructed views are not considered a felony in any state but constitutes a misdemeanor in many.

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