What type of mirror is a car side mirror?

What kind of mirrors are used by vehicles a side mirror Why?

Convex mirrors are used as side view mirrors in a car to see the traffic behind. This is because of the following reasons: The image formed in a convex mirror is highly diminished due to which a convex mirror gives a wide field of view of the traffic behind the vehicle.

Is a car side mirror a plane mirror?

The mirror inside a car above the driver’s head and the outside mirror on the driver’s side are usually plane mirrors.

Do cars need side mirrors?

Under the California Vehicle Code, every vehicle registered in the state (except for motorcycles) is required to have at least two rearview mirrors. One of these mirrors must be on the vehicle’s left-hand side (driver’s side).

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