Question: When Should You Check Your Rearview Mirror?

What mirrors to check when moving off?

Remember the Mirror, Signal, Position, Speed and Look (MSPSL) routine and make sure you complete it every time you move off.

You should check out of the front windscreen, your interior mirror, your right side mirror and, finally, your right blind spot..

How often should I look in my mirrors when driving?

Look in your mirror every time you stop or start, pass a car, turn, merge, switch lanes, pull over. Check your rearview mirror every 5-8 seconds. Use your mirrors more often in irregular and high-traffic situations. The mirrors will help you navigate a difficult driving situation.

How often should you check your mirrors CDL?

every 5 to 8 secondsCheck your mirrors regularly (at least every 5 to 8 seconds) and before you change lanes, turn, or merge. Check your mirrors quickly and return your attention to the road ahead. Frequent scanning will allow you to be aware of changing traffic conditions around your truck.

When should you look over your shoulder when driving?

Before changing lanes, signal, look in all your mirrors, and look over your left or right shoulder to make sure the lane next to you is clear. Looking over your shoulder is a way to check your blind spot to be sure there is no vehicle, motorcycle, or bicycle traffic in the next lane.

Do you check mirrors before Signalling?

Signalling / Indicating Mirrors must always be checked before signalling and in good time. Typical faults can involve, looking in the mirrors and signalling at the same time, signalling before using the mirrors, inappropriate signalling, for example where a signal may cause confusion.

Why should you check your mirrors after turning?

Mirror Use When Changing Road Position. You must always check your mirrors for danger before changing road position or direction to ensure you know if there are any vehicles nearby. If you steer without checking its safe beforehand you could be in danger of having a collision.

Which mirror do you check first?

Normally, you should use the interior mirror first followed by the exterior mirrors. Before carrying out any manoeuvre always check your mirrors. This includes: moving off – check all mirrors and look over your right shoulder to check the blind spot.

Is it a major not to check mirrors?

Not checking mirrors frequently enough Not making the necessary observations before moving off or performing a manoeuvre may only warrant a minor, so don’t fret if you feel your observations weren’t clear enough. Like most minor vs major decisions, it depends on the situation.