Windscreen & Mirrors
A: 290mm wide with central point above centre of steering wheel
must be free from stone chips, cracks etc as to not obscure the drivers
view of road
The windscreen must be free from cracks and fractures within the drivers
field of vision as displayed on the diagram. It acceptable to have
small stone chips but having these repaired when they are small will
avoid later failures when the chips spread.
Small chips and cracks can be enlarged when the screen is stressed
if the car goes over bumps etc.
Rear view mirrors must be secure and intact. All rear view mirrors
must be adjustable. There must be at least ONE rear view mirror.
Mirrors must show a clear view of the rear view. The MOT tester will
use your rear view mirrors to check the operation of the rear lights
during the test
Not all mirrors on all vehicles are subject to Test, depending on
the age of the vehicle. Those mirrors which must be checked must be:
• Visible from the drivers seat
• Not distorted or damaged so as to seriously impair the drivers view
to the rear.