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post #1 of 28 Old 06-10-2012, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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Do cops care if you have no mirrors?

I'm wondering when I take my doors off, do the Michigan cops care? Has anyone got a ticket for it?

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post #2 of 28 Old 06-10-2012, 10:08 AM
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Since in most states having at least one outside rear view mirror is written into the DMV laws, you might expect to get a ticket for not having one. Ask a cop, Google your local DMV laws, or install a mirror.

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post #3 of 28 Old 06-10-2012, 10:12 AM
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You can buy 40(or cheeper) dollar mirrors that go into the door hinge when the door is off. Im looking into getting some myself
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post #4 of 28 Old 06-10-2012, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by legislature.mi.gov
MICHIGAN VEHICLE CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 300 of 1949


257.708 Mirrors.

Sec. 708.

A person shall not drive a motor vehicle on a highway which is so constructed or loaded as to prevent the driver from obtaining a view of the highway to the rear by looking backward from the driver's position, unless the vehicle is equipped with a mirror located so as to reflect to the driver a view of the highway to the rear of the vehicle. In addition all motor vehicles shall be equipped with an outside rearview mirror on the driver's side which shall be positioned to give the driver a rearviewing angle from the driver's side of the vehicle, except a motor vehicle licensed as an historic vehicle if the vehicle was not originally equipped with an outside rearview mirror. Rearview mirrors may be positioned on the helmet or visor worn by the operator of a motorcycle if the helmet is securely attached to the head of the operator. Every commercial vehicle of 1/2 ton capacity or more, operating upon the public highways of this state, shall be equipped with 2 mirrors, 1 on each side, adjusted so that the operator shall have a clear view of the highway behind the commercial vehicle. The outside mirrors shall not be considered to be a part of the vehicle for the purpose of determining the maximum width under section 717.


History: 1949, Act 300, Eff. Sept. 23, 1949 ;-- Am. 1967, Act 90, Eff. Jan. 1, 1968 ;-- Am. 1970, Act 94, Imd. Eff. July 20, 1970 ;-- Am. 1978, Act 55, Imd. Eff. Mar. 10, 1978

2007 Legislative Council, State of Michigan





There ya go! And it's not the Cops who care, but the law makers.

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I just bumped it around till it was in the hole and she went right in. But my hands were hard to fit in there.
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post #5 of 28 Old 06-10-2012, 10:39 AM
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My experience with Michigan cops is they are not aggressive jerks. So if you are pulled over it wont be cause he saw no mirrors it was you were speeding or something else. He might end up giving you that ticket as its not a mover and cheaper to pay. Now in Illinois many municipalities use the cops as way to collect revenue. I have NO respect for that garbage.
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post #6 of 28 Old 06-10-2012, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks every one!! That's what I thought if your not speeding or nothing they won't bug you
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post #7 of 28 Old 06-10-2012, 12:38 PM
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I posted the law up there for you. You read this part, right? In addition all motor vehicles shall be equipped with an outside rearview mirror on the driver's side which shall be positioned to give the driver a rearviewing angle from the driver's side of the vehicle,

Just go get a cheapo mirror, stick it in your door hinge, and save yourself a ticket.

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I just bumped it around till it was in the hole and she went right in. But my hands were hard to fit in there.
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post #8 of 28 Old 06-10-2012, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah thanks for that!!
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post #9 of 28 Old 06-10-2012, 12:50 PM
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Your welcome! I just wanted to make sure you didn't miss it

Where abouts in Michigan are ya? I'm over here in Windsor.

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I just bumped it around till it was in the hole and she went right in. But my hands were hard to fit in there.
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post #10 of 28 Old 06-10-2012, 12:54 PM
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i made a cheepo mirror out of some all thread and a cheap plastic mirror from advance.
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post #11 of 28 Old 06-10-2012, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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I'm in Shelby twp and that's a good idea
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post #12 of 28 Old 07-06-2012, 08:56 AM
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I use set of motorcycle mirrors i got for $5 at my local wreckers with one wrap of black tape they fit snug in the pin holes
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post #13 of 28 Old 07-11-2012, 09:43 AM
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I live in Michigan and have never had outside mirrors when going doorless over the past 7 years of ownership. And I've lived in various places around the southern LP. I wonder if one day I'll get stopped, but I pass officers all the time and they never bother me.

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post #14 of 28 Old 07-11-2012, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah same here! Had no problem yet
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post #15 of 28 Old 07-24-2012, 11:56 AM
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I believe all u need is either a rearview or side mirrors to be legal
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