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Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' started by Hobo, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. Just wondering if its illegal to ride without mirrors. The hole on my right handle bar which the mirror screws into is broken, so the mirror doesn't hold. I'd probably have to replace the front brake reservoir to fix this.

  2. yes, you need mirrors. Both for ADR compliance and for continuing in service compliance.


    The ADR only provides minimal requirements for motorcycles, requiring two mirrors (flat or convex) arranged symmetrically about the median longitudinal centreline. UNECE R 81 is nominated as an alternative standard but only to the extent of allowing convex mirrors conforming to that standard to be used provided they are installed in accordance with the requirements in the ADR.

    The ADRs apply to new vehicles and vehicle components which must comply before they can be supplied to the Australian market. More than 955 000 new vehicles were sold in Australia in 2004. Once put into use, the vehicles must comply with the in-service regulations administered by the States and Territories. The general principle applied by the States and Territories is that vehicles produced in compliance with ADRs applicable at the time of manufacture must continue to comply with those ADRs.