Anyone happen to know if it is legal to run doorless in Ontario with just the one rear view mirror on the windshield? I've tried searching but have come up with conflicting information and my google skills are not what they used to be
66. (1) Every motor vehicle other than a motorcycle shall be equipped with,
(b) a mirror or mirrors securely attached to the vehicle and placed in such a position as to afford the driver a clearly reflected view of the roadway in the rear, or of any vehicle approaching from the rear.
I spend all summer doorless and I have driven by many police cars. Never an issue.
The issue arises when you put your windshield down and take to the city streets. At that point you have no mirrors or windshield wipers. Both are against by-law.
I don't often do windshield down but when I do I've prepared what I would say to the officer if I were pulled over....I'd simply point out that the no mirrors and no windshield wipers by-laws exist to keep vehicles in a state of repair eg. not driving around in the rain or snow with broken wipers or mirrors. The spirit of the by-law is not at all captured in a Jeep driving stripped out under the clear summer skies.
I confirmed what Mopar fan said with Upper Ottawa Valley OPP about 7 years ago. They told me as long as the view through the center mirror wasn't obstructed by a tire carrier or something that it was fine. Never had an issue up here with them, Pembroke City or the MP's. As long as Ottawa police don't have a hate on for Jeeps, you should be fine.
And I have been pulled over for lots of rediculous s#!t while doorless and lack of door mirrors has never been mentioned.