The road rules state that a driver must not drive a motor vehicle unless the driver has a clear view of the road as well as traffic ahead, behind and to each side.
If a caravan, trailer or other object being towed is high or wide enough to obscure your view through the normal rear-view or side mirrors, then extension mirrors should be fitted to the towing vehicle.
The mirrors are available from caravan retailers and auto shops.
For more details on the Victorian Road Rules, go to racv.com.au/roadrules
Submit Road Rules questions to RoyalAuto, 550 Princes Hwy, Noble Park North, VIC 3174 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by RACV’s Emily McLean