Why Towing Mirrors are essential to Caravaners
WHY YOU NEED TOWING MIRRORS WHEN TOWING A CARAVAN OR TRAILER
Drivers towing large trailers like caravans and boats without mirrors wide enough for the driver to see past their trailer is extremely dangerous to them as well as other road users. It is against the law not to have sufficient vision of the road and traffic behind and to each side of your vehicle. As a specific road law states ‘A driver must not drive a motor vehicle unless the driver has clear vision of the road, and traffic, ahead, behind and to each side of the driver’. In Australia it is a legal requirement to be able to see 4 metres out from either side of the caravan or trailer and 20 metre behind the driver.
So be it a simple clip on pair of mirrors or a full replacement extendable mirror [available for limited 4WDS] it is essential to install towing mirrors when touring with a caravan or trailer