Roadside Convex Safety Mirrors are widely used by both commercial and private properties to help eliminate blind spots on approach roads, junctions and entrances. Convex mirrors are ideal for use in road safety applications, because the domed effect of the mirror will give a wider angle view and allows the driver to see down the road from a wider range of parked positions.
Some points to consider when choosing a roadside convex mirror:
Especially in domestic situations our customers regularly ask us do they need permission from the local authority to mount a mirror on the opposite side of the road – our answer is to always check with your council planning office for authorisation first.
Do Convex Mirrors really work?
Customers often telephone us and complain that some mirrors they use in friends or neighbours houses don’t work. There are two main reasons why mirrors won’t help: they may be weathered excessively or they are too small. Even after as little as two years, the Winter cold and the Summer sun can cause cheaper acrylic mirrors to deteriorate – the cold can cloud cheap acrylic mirrors and the sun can make them brittle. Our SeeClear Roadside Convex Mirror is made from a high quality acrylic material which is shatter resistant – we would expect it to last about 5 years depending on where it is mounted. For a higher quality mirror we would always recommend our SeeClear STEEL Mirror which should last more than a decade in typical use.
What size Convex Mirror do I need?
Each of our product pages for our mirrors will show a maximum viewing distance rating – typically a 600mm diameter convex mirror is useful when viewed no more than 6 Metres or 20 feet away. Above this distance you need to use a bigger mirror. In truth if your roadside mirror is not big enough – it may actually be a detriment to road safety….