Enhance Driveway Safety with Premium Convex Mirrors

Prevent accidents and improve visibility when exiting your driveway with our top-quality, Made in the USA convex driveway mirrors. Our mirrors are designed to eliminate blind spots, allowing you to see oncoming traffic and avoid potential collisions.

Key Features of Our Driveway Mirrors:

  • Handmade to order in the USA
  • Available in sizes ranging from 12″ to 48″ in diameter
  • Heavy-duty construction for durability in all weather conditions
  • Acrylic and polycarbonate lens options for superior visibility and impact resistance
  • Recommended placement within 10 feet of the driveway for optimal performance

Choosing the Right Driveway Mirror

When selecting a driveway mirror, consider the following factors:

  1. Size: Larger mirrors provide a wider field of view. We recommend mirrors between 12″ and 48″ in diameter for the best visibility.
  2. Lens Material: Acrylic lenses are 17 times stronger than glass, are lightweight, and offer a bright image. Polycarbonate lenses are virtually indestructible and ideal for areas prone to vandalism or where shattering is a concern.
  3. Backing Material: Our mirrors feature heavy-duty plastic backing, perfect for outdoor use and long-lasting durability. The “heavy-duty plastic backing” is recommended as the material used; high-density polyethylene is the most durable, cost-effective, and lightweight material we offer. Click here to learn more about backing material.
  4. Mounting Hardware: Mounting hardware is critical to ensuring the longevity of your driveway mirror. A telescoping bracket is recommended for mounting. Our mirrors ship with the necessary mounting brackets and hardware to mount the brack to the mirror backing. Because there are so many different ways to mount the other end of the bracket, we do not provide this hardware. It is usually mounted to a flat service or on a pole.

The Importance of Driveway Safety

Driveways can be dangerous areas, especially when visibility is limited. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 500 people are killed, and 15,000 are injured each year in driveway accidents. Many of these accidents involve children and elderly individuals who may be harder to spot when backing out of a driveway.

Installing a convex driveway mirror is an effective way to improve visibility and reduce the risk of accidents. By providing a clear view of oncoming traffic and pedestrians, driveway mirrors allow drivers to make informed decisions and avoid potential collisions.

Benefits of Convex Driveway Mirrors

  1. Improved Visibility: Convex mirrors provide a wide-angle view, eliminating blind spots and allowing drivers to see oncoming traffic, pedestrians, and obstacles more clearly.
  2. Enhanced Safety: By improving visibility, driveway mirrors reduce the risk of accidents, keeping your family, visitors, and property safe.
  3. Versatile Placement: Our driveway mirrors can be placed in various locations, such as near the end of the driveway, on a garage wall, or on a fence, to provide optimal visibility for your specific needs.
  4. Durable Construction: Made with high-quality materials, our convex mirrors are built to withstand harsh weather conditions, ensuring long-lasting performance and reliability.

Selecting the Right Size Driveway Mirror

When choosing a driveway mirror, size is an important consideration. Larger mirrors provide a wider field of view, while smaller mirrors are more suitable for tight spaces or specific viewing angles. Our driveway mirrors are available in sizes ranging from 12″ to 48″ in diameter, allowing you to select the perfect size for your needs.

Here are some general guidelines for selecting the correct size driveway mirror:

  • 12″ to 18″ diameter: Suitable for smaller driveways or targeted viewing areas
  • 26″ to 32″ diameter: Ideal for average-sized driveways and providing a balance between visibility and space
  • 36″ to 48″ diameter: Perfect for larger driveways, commercial properties, or areas requiring maximum visibility

Proper Placement of Your Driveway Mirror

To maximize the effectiveness of your driveway mirror, proper placement is crucial. Here are some tips for installing your mirror:

  1. Distance: Place the mirror within 10-20 feet of the driveway’s edge for optimal visibility.
  2. Height: Mount the mirror at a height that provides a clear view for drivers of various vehicle types and sizes.
  3. Angle: Adjust the mirror’s angle to capture the desired viewing area, ensuring a comprehensive view of oncoming traffic and potential hazards.
  4. Stability: Securely fasten the mirror to a stable surface, such as a wall, fence, or dedicated post, to prevent movement or vibration. Use the appropriate mounting brackets for outdoor use.

Investing in Your Safety with Convex Driveway Mirrors

Investing in a high-quality convex driveway mirror is wise for homeowners and businesses. By enhancing visibility and promoting safer driving practices, driveway mirrors provide peace of mind and help prevent accidents.

At National Safety Mirror, we are committed to offering the best driveway mirrors on the market. Our Made in the USA products are crafted with premium materials and designed to deliver superior performance and long-lasting durability.

Don’t wait until an accident occurs to prioritize driveway safety. Browse our top-quality driveway mirrors today and find the perfect solution to enhance visibility and protect your loved ones and property.

Introducing the DomeVex: The Ultimate Driveway Mirror

Our DomeVex convex mirror is the pinnacle of driveway safety. Handcrafted with a virtually unbreakable polycarbonate lens, the DomeVex is 250 times more impact-resistant than glass and can withstand even the harshest weather conditions. This mirror is ideal for areas prone to vandalism or extreme weather.

Key Features of the DomeVex Mirror:

  • Tough Acrylic Mirror: Provides exceptional durability and safety.
  • Shatter-proof Design: Ensures the mirror won’t break into dangerous shards, even upon impact.
  • Wide Viewing Angle: Offers a panoramic view of up to 180 degrees, eliminating blind spots.
  • All-Weather Construction: Withstands rain, snow, wind, and UV rays without degrading.
  • Easy to Adjust: The mirror can be easily adjusted to the perfect viewing angle for your driveway.

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Explore Premium Driveway Mirrors and Traffic Mirrors for Enhanced Safety


Shop for a driveway mirror to prevent dangerous accidents and select from our diverse selection of Made in the USA driveway mirrors & traffic mirrors.
Our models are handmade on order and are available between the minimum recommended size of 12″ in diameter to 48″ to provide the best visibility and most expansive viewing area. All offerings are specially engineered heavy-duty outdoor convex mirrors that last in even the most demanding weather conditions.

Driveway & Traffic Mirror Recommendations:

  • Use round convex mirrors between 12” and 48” in diameter to ensure the best visibility of oncoming traffic.
  • Steel backing is the most durable material; ensure hardboard backing is treated to prevent moisture.
  • Strategically place the mirror no more than 10 feet from the driveway.
  • We feature the most common mirrors used for traffic & driveway blind spot applications. 
  • You can use any outdoor convex mirror, but we recommend these popular models below.

Choosing a Driveway Mirror Lens Type

The most popular driveway mirror lens type is an acrylic lens. Acrylic is 17 times stronger and more impact-resistant than glass, is lightweight, and offers a bright image. It is roughly 8% brighter than polycarbonate. It provides the most “bang for your buck.” The Polycarbonate Convex Mirror is an alternative. Often deemed “indestructible,” polycarbonate is 250 times more impact-resistant than glass and will not shatter. Polycarbonate is more expensive than acrylic and is recommended where vandalism may occur or in facilities where shattering cannot occur.

For more details on choosing the right lens type, please click Security & Safety Mirror Lens Types.

Choosing a Driveway Mirror Backing Type

We recommend heavy-duty plastic backing because a driveway safety mirror will be placed outdoors. For additional information on security mirror backing types, click here.

actual traffic mirror at dangerous intersection
  • A driveway mirror is commonly placed at driveway exits on the opposite side of the road no more than 20′ away from the driver for the most effective blind spot coverage. They are typically mounted to posts, walls, trees, or telephone poles. If you do not have a mounting surface readily available, shop for a 4X4 post in a home center or hardware store. They are one of the most common and easiest means to mount the mirror. Be sure to dig a hole a most minor 2 to 3 feet into the ground to secure the post best.
  • To calculate the correct diameter for a convex traffic mirror based on the mounting location to where you will be looking into the mirror, use the rule of 1.5″ of mirror diameter for every foot you are from the mirror. Suppose there is not an exact size available after your calculation rounds up. For example, if the mounting location of the mirror is 22 feet from where you will be on the sidewalk looking directly at the mirror to view oncoming traffic, multiply that figure (22) by 1.5. The calculation is 33. Since a 33″ mirror does not exist, you would select a mirror the next size up, a 36″ diameter mirror.  
  • The calculation is the same for driveway mirrors. Measure the distance from the driver’s seat to where the mirror will be mounted. Use that measurement and multiply it by 1.5. If the calculation is less than 26 feet, we recommend shopping for a mirror no less than 26 inches in diameter.
  • Remember that most two-lane roads and highways are just over 20′ across, so a 26″ mirror is the smallest recommended diameter convex mirror for driveways. This will provide the most straightforward and comprehensive viewing area to pull onto roadways with fast-approaching traffic safely.
  • Shop our round convex mirror models in acrylic or unbreakable polycarbonate, weather-resistant treated hardboard, weatherproof ABS plastic, or heavy-duty galvanized backing. The weather-resistant backing is the most economical choice and has a poly coating to protect the mirror from the elements. The ABS plastic backing offers a shatterproof, completely weatherproof surface that is lightweight yet extremely durable. It is preferred in coastal areas where the saltwater environment is highly corrosive. The galvanized steel backing models are ideal for heavy industrial and all weather conditions. Steel backing is also the best choice for high wind applications as they are more sturdy than other models and provides better wind resistance.
  • Rectangular convex mirror models have an acrylic convex lens in either a weather-resistant hardboard or heavy-duty galvanized steel backing (depending on brand and model). They are great for low-clearance areas and are often utilized where a low-profile mirror is desired to reduce the possibility of further blocking your view.

It makes no difference whether you are shopping for a traffic mirror or need advice on choosing the right mirror for your application. You can count on National Safety Mirror to offer assistance and the best pricing available. We have a full staff to offer expert advice and buying options. The phone calls and friendly advice are always on us.