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Motor Cycles Etc. (Single Vehicle Approval) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004

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7.  An exterior rear view mirror shall be treated as complying with the requirements of paragraph 4 where –

(a)it is fitted with –

(i)a circular mirror with a diameter of no more than 150 mm and having a convex reflective surface of not less than 94 mm in diameter; or

(ii)a mirror no larger than 120 mm by 200 mm and having a convex reflective surface of no less than –

(A)in the case of vehicles manufactured before the date these Regulations come into force, 60 mm; and

(B)in the case of vehicles manufactured after that date, 78 mm.

(b)the edge of the reflective surface is enclosed within a protective housing;

(c)all parts of the external surface of the mirror (which are, in the case of an exterior mirror, contactable by a sphere of 100 mm diameter) have a radius of curvature of not less than 2.5 mm, with the exception of fixing holes or recesses less than 12 mm wide if these are blunted; and

(d)if it is an exterior mirror, save if an exempt mirror, it is capable of rotating inwards towards the vehicle when a force is applied horizontally at the extreme outer edge in a longitudinal plane from both the front and the rear and the axis of rotation shall lie within 50 mm of the surface at which the mirror is attached to the vehicle.

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