When driving on many of the roads here across the UK you are bound to see road mirrors wherever you go. Where there were once very few of these road mirrors in sight, over the last number of years this has changed dramatically and they have become commonplace in many areas across Britain.
What is a road mirror?
A road mirror serves excellent purposes to motorists and pedestrians alike. These traffic mirrors provide an excellent field of vision and help to eliminate blind spots that may cause problems for motorists. A convex safety mirror like this is easy to install and the mirror offers excellen angle viewing and can assist drivers with seeing oncoming vehicles. Convex road mirrors are popular for use by local authorities and also serve as excellent driveway mirrors for private individuals.
With these road mirrors installed motorists can see oncoming traffic where usually it may be a problem. This especially the case for rural motorists leaving their home – some motorists tend to speed through rural lanes and roads so it of the motorists best intentions to install the road mirror to see this traffic coming.
Road mirrors come in many different sizes, formats and designs and provide excellent vision of oncoming traffic or pedestrians. Here at Pittman we have many types of road mirrors, each one as suitable as the last for the purpose required. When adjusted correctly the user should be able to see oncoming traffic from a distance, especially on tight bends and lanes in rural Britain.
What kind of road mirror do I need for an urban area?
Where some mirrors are ideal for low traffic rural areas there are other options for when it comes to urban environments. The Outdoor ABS Convex Stainless Steel Mirror is a vandal-proof mirror and is virtually indestructible when in use. Instead of an acrylic surface this unbreakable mirror utilises an excellent stainless steel material, polished down to a mirror sheen that provides visibility as well as durability from years to come. This traffic mirror can be installed quickly and easily on any standard 76mm pole and can survive plenty of vandal abuse, such as rocks, blunt objects and has even been tested to withstand gunfire.