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ACT NO. 18


Rear-View Mirrors; Motor Homes and Trailer Coaches

This act:

(1) Requires that all motor trucks and vehicles towing a trailer or semi-trailer be equipped with rear-view mirrors not less than five inches in diameter or less than 25 square inches in area. The overall width of the vehicle with the mirrors shall not be greater than 8 1/2 feet. The mirrors shall be retracted or removed when not towing a trailer.

(2) Allows the overall width of a motor home to exceed 102 inches if the excess width is attributable to an “appurtenance” such as an awning or a dealer-installed accessory that is intended to be an integral part of the motor home. This “appurtenance” may extend no more than six inches beyond the body of the vehicle. The term “appurtenance” does not include any item that is temporarily affixed to the exterior of the vehicle for the purpose of transporting it from one location to another.

Effective Date: May 8, 2001.