Golf cart mirrors are a great accessory to add that will increase visibility for the driver. Many state laws require street legal golf carts and NEVs to have certain mirrors to adhere to their driving laws. Even if you’re state doesn’t require the use of mirrors on your golf cart, it is never a bad idea to get them.
Regardless of street laws, having mirrors helps to increase golf cart safety by giving the driver more tools to assist in maneuvering.
There are only a few golf cart mirrors on the market today:
- Four to Five Panel Rearview Mirrors
These mirrors mount to the frame of your golf cart top and stretch from one side to the next. This accessory eliminates blind spots and aids in reversing. The mounting hardware is specific to the type of cart you have. This means that you may not be able to get factory mounting gear for certain types of golf carts. Make sure that you know what you’re getting into before you buy this type of rearview mirror for your golf cart.
- Side Mirrors
These types of mirrors are more common on street legal golf carts and they look very similar to the side mirrors you’d see on regular cars and trucks. They are great because people that already own and operate normal cars will not have to go through a learning curve.
They are usually sold as singles and you can mount them to either side of your cart. Or you can buy two of them and mount one to each side. Golf cart side mirrors are more common for street legal golf carts and carts that tend to drive through heavy traffic, such as golf cart communities.
Unless you are purchasing your golf cart street legal ready, it probably won’t come equipped with rearview or side mirrors. So if you find yourself always craning your neck to see what’s behind you, then you may want to save the strain by installing some golf car mirrors. This is one inexpensive golf cart accessory that might end up saving your life.