Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: virginia beach, VA
Need to check with your state about "mirror laws". I have run my Jeep in 4 different states with no doors/no side mirrors. I have passed many cops, even driven along side of them and been next to them at stop lights. Maybe it wasn't worth their trouble, but I was never pulled over. I have never actually heard of anyone getting a ticket for this. I am sure someone will post on here that they have, but I think it is rare. With the top off/down, and doors off, I think side mirrors are pointless anyways. Just turn your head and look to see if the coast is clear (that's actually what your taught to do anyways in drivers-ed, but people get lazy over time). Most states only require a rear view mirror unless your rear view is obstructed, ie, a cargo truck, or something similiar.
Most people use side mirrors incorrectly anyways. Most use them to look back behind their vehicle, when they should be used to look along the side of their vehicle and in the lanes to the side, taking away "blind spots".