Mirrors on roads

We don't allow mirrors for driveways or any other reason on the public highway, and take down any we find. 

There are three main ways mirrors cause accidents:

  • lights from a vehicle can shine on the mirror and reflect into the eyes of drivers, causing confusion and possibly an accident
  • drivers coming out of the driveway often rely on the mirror, which means they don't take enough care to look onto the road itself as they turn out
  • drivers rely on the mirror but don't see traffic clearly because the mirror is partly covered by bushes or tree branches

If you don't have good visibility from your driveway, we recommend you look at what you can do to improve sight lines. Possible measures include cutting back vegetation, moving fences, or widening gateways.