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How many times have you looked in your mirrors today?



Danger is everywhere on our roads.

If you don’t look for it, it will almost certainly find you. So don’t just glance at your car mirrors – you could miss out on vital information that could prevent a crash, such as a vehicle overtaking you, a cyclist moving up the inside or a pedestrian crossing the road behind you.

The Highway Code for NI says:

Before moving off you should:

  • Use all mirrors to check the road is clear.
  • Look round to check the blind spots (the areas you are unable to see in the mirrors).

Plus all mirrors should be used effectively throughout your journey.

You should:

  • Use your mirrors frequently so that you always know what is behind and to each side of you.
  • Use them in good time before you signal or change direction or speed.
  • Be aware that mirrors do not cover all areas and that there will be blindspots. You will need to look round and check.

Make MIRRORS-SIGNAL-MANOEUVRE part of your daily routine no matter how long you have been driving or how experienced you think you are – it will reflect on your driving.


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