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    The third paragraph says that by 2022, if we are still connected to Eu regs, lorries must be fitted with all round vision. This is so they can see dangers in their existing blind spots. Logic would suggest this will apply to campers too.
    Hopefully they will then ban the victim blaming " if you cant see my mirrors I cant see you" stickers and the stupid similarly victim blaming, "Cyclists do not overtake this vehicle " which really means " I do not look in my Lh side mirror or signal before I turn left so keep out of my way". I would not mind if they said that as the police might take an interest.

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    After witnessing a car get side swiped by a truck on a dual carriageway,I was surprised when the cops turned up and attached no blame to the truck driver. The car was in his blind spot apparently,yet the driver should have known it was there,regardless of whether he could see it or not,and he also only indicated for a second or two before moving across. At least having all round vision will put the responsibility firmly where it lies.
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    Conversely, I was sat at a red light with lefthand indicator on, lights changed to green and I started to move off when a cyclist came up the lefthand side of me, I stopped in middle of the junction whilst the idiot continued to illegally pass on the inside, as a cyclist myself I was less than impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derekoak View Post
    This is so they can see dangers in their existing blind spots.
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    which really means " I do not look in my Lh side mirror ...

    You've completely contradicted yourself in the same post lol.

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    Is this the "direct vision" law?
    or another one?

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    All the Driver will now need are an extra few pairs of eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colinmd View Post
    Conversely, I was sat at a red light with lefthand indicator on, lights changed to green and I started to move off when a cyclist came up the lefthand side of me, I stopped in middle of the junction whilst the idiot continued to illegally pass on the inside, as a cyclist myself I was less than impressed.
    Happens for to often, I see idiots going through red lights, swerving in and out of traffic and on and off footpaths daily around Harrogate. Yet generally the motorist is to blame for not seeing them, yeah right!! Same as on a night, there are to many that don't bother with lights front or rear, again very hard to see them and almost impossible when pulling up along side you.

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    My experience of driving a 7.5t lorry with two sets of wing mirrors, a downward mirror on the top of the nearside door and a downward facing mirror above the windscreen I didn't have time to look through the windscreen. I would imagine any new regs would only apply to new vehicles over 7.5t.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derekoak View Post
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    The third paragraph says that by 2022, if we are still connected to Eu regs, lorries must be fitted with all round vision. This is so they can see dangers in their existing blind spots. Logic would suggest this will apply to campers too.
    Hopefully they will then ban the victim blaming " if you cant see my mirrors I cant see you" stickers and the stupid similarly victim blaming, "Cyclists do not overtake this vehicle " which really means " I do not look in my Lh side mirror or signal before I turn left so keep out of my way". I would not mind if they said that as the police might take an interest.
    Obviously you have never driven a truck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by grath View Post
    All the Driver will now need are an extra few pairs of eyes.
    Quite. The new MH has 5 mirrors, fecking big blind spots so I need to try and track things in and out of them, needs me looking further up the road because it's too big to stop quick, passengers to keep an eye on, yet I'm to blame when an idiot undertakes when I'm indicating left.

    I can't sympathise when entitled idiots who should know better expect everyone else to look after their safety when they carry on blindly because they're more important than everyone else.

    I'll put my soapbox away now lol.

    Edit: 5 mirrors
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