On the 11 July 2007 the European
Parliament and the Council adopted a new Directive
to eliminate these dangers of the blind spot area by introducing
better visual mirrors being fitted to existing trucks
according current Directive 2003/97/EC.
The new Directives applies
for all commercial vehicles above 3.5 tones category N2 and N3
being registered after January 1st. 2000
All blind spot mirror systems used must
comply with the current directive 2007/38 EC or 2003/97 EC ,
Class IV ( wide angle) and V ( close proximity) to cover the prescribed
field of vision. These mirrors are to be placed on
the passenger side of the cabin and must have a glass radius of
>> 300 mm.
With effect from 6 August 2007, and not
later than 31 March 2009 all trucks in question must be retrofitted.
Due to the large demand it is strongly advised to mount
the EC approved blind spot mirror systems as soon as possible.