What are Traffic Safety Mirrors?
Traffic safety mirrors provide an essential layer of security and safety in sight-restricted areas and in areas where pedestrians conflict with vehicles e.g. at warehouses, in driveways, at loading bays and in parking areas. They are made of different materials like stainless steel, acyrlic or impact resistant glass. Safety mirrors are convex and provide a wide view angle due to this physical shape. They are also called blind spot mirrors because they open up blind spots.
Mirror Shapes and Dimensions
Intersection mirrors are available in different sizes and shapes. Safety mirrors are generally produced in circular and rectangular shapes, their sizes differ from 30 cm up to 120 cm. The prices vary according to these shapes and dimensions.
Traffic Mirror Selection
The most important fact is to choose the mirror with the appropiate dimensions. Only a mirror with the right dimensions can provide the required viewing angle. In some areas more than one mirror placement may be required to provide the required viewing angle.
Acrylic Mirror vs Glass Mirror
There are already two basic materials in traffic safety mirrors. Glass and Acrylic. There is a difference in the selection of both materials according to their usage area
The features of the Glass Safety Mirror can be listed as follows;
- Provides a sharper vision due its structure
- Remains in the same form for many years
- Resistant to heavy weather conditions
The properties of the Acrylic Safety Mirror can be listed as follows;
- Acrylic mirror is 50% lighter compared to glass mirror, providing ease of assembly and transport
- Traffic safety mirrors are manufactured from 2 mm impact resistant acrylic material
- Acrylic mirrors are more resistant to impact than glass mirrors
- Acyrlic mirrors are shutterproof
Where are Safety Mirrors used ?
- Parking lot and Parking garage entrance and exits
- At factory entrances
- Factory loading bays
- On road junctions
- Security gates
- Military security regions