Speed of approach between image and object

A plane mirror image approaches the object at the same rate the object approaches the mirror. So the speed of approach is twice the speed at which the object approaches the mirror. If the object approaches the mirror at a speed greater than half the speed of light (c), does that mean that the speed of approach between object and image will exceed the speed of light?

• No, see the second box of this hyperphysics page Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 18:09
• @KyleKanos is right, but note that for a curved mirror, it is possible for the image to move at speeds greater than $c$, and there's nothing wrong with that. The image isn't an object, it's just an imaginary point in space from which rays appear to have originated.
– user4552
Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 19:26

• This doesn't directly address the question. The logic in the second paragraph also doesn't quite make sense -- rapidly changing the intersection point does not require motion at speeds like $.9c$.