§ 175.68. Mirrors.
(a) Condition of mirrors. Mirrors shall be in safe operating condition as described in § 175.80 (relating to inspection procedure).
(b) Rearview mirrors. A vehicle specified under this subchapter shall be equipped with at least one rearview mirror or similar device which provides the driver an unobstructed view of the highway to the rear of the vehicle for a distance of not less than 200 feet. A mirror may not be cracked, broken or discolored.
(c) Obstructions. On a vehicle specified under this subchapter, a rearview mirror shall be free from obstructions as described in § 175.80.
(1) A vehicle specified under this subchapter having a sign, load or material which obstructs, obscures or impairs the drivers clear view of the highway or an intersecting highway shall have two outside rearview mirrors, one on the drivers side and one on the passengers side, each with a minimum reflective surface of 19.5 square inches.
(2) Rear window louvers are permitted only if the vehicle has at least two outside rearview mirrors, one on the drivers side and one on the passengers side, each with minimum reflective surfaces of 19.5 square inches.
(3) Rearview mirrors, each with a minimum reflective surface of 19.5 square inches, shall be installed on both sides of a vehicle for which a certificate of exemption for a sun screening device or other material has been issued. A vehicle for which a certificate of exemption has been issued for medical reasons may be equipped with only a left outside rearview mirror, unless the vehicle was originally equipped with an outside rearview mirror on both sides of the vehicle.
(4) No object or material may be hung from the rearview mirror and no object or material may be hung, placed or attached in a position so as to materially obstruct, obscure or impair the drivers vision through the windshield or constitute a safety hazard.
(5) This subsection also applies to glass etchings, except those used for vehicle identification.
(d) Motor homes. A motor home shall be free from obstructions as described in this subchapter.
(1) A vehicle manufactured as or permanently converted into a motor home with a GVW of 11,000 pounds or less may have windowsapproved glass onlytransparent screens and roll-up shades or curtains installed if the shades and curtains are securely fastened in the completely opened position to avoid covering a portion of window while the vehicle is being operated on the highway. Venetian blinds may not cover a window while the vehicle is operated on the highway.
(2) If a window is covered for installation of a wardrobe, cupboard or other convenience, it shall be factory installed or otherwise permanently installedoptional equipment or facsimile only. Two outside mirrors shall be installed to afford the operator a clear view 200 feet to the rear of the vehicle.
The provisions of this § 175.68 amended under the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S. § § 4103, 4521, 4524 and 6103.
The provisions of this § 175.68 adopted October 29, 1982, effective February 1, 1983, 12 Pa.B. 3862; corrected November 12, 1982, effective February 1, 1983, 12 Pa.B. 3947; readopted December 2, 1988, effective December 3, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 5362; amended September 27, 1996, effective September 28, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 4640. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (132870) to (132871).
This section cited in 67 Pa. Code § 175.80 (relating to inspection procedure).
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