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Re: third mounted brake light

On 28 Feb 96 at 15:54, Eric Schumacher wrote:

> In 1982, during my first trip to Europe, my uncle's Opel Kadett was fitted
> with TWO high mounted brake lights in the hatchback window.  I some a few
> then, but not many.
> > AP HK, wrote:
> > ------------start-------------------------------------------------------------
> > --------------------------
> > ...And the infamous USA mandated third brake light is now standard
> > equipment on all Audis worldwide. Just the thing for chain reaction
> > autobahn pileups, I have often wondered why the Germans never saw
> > the value in the CHMSL.
> > -------------end--------------------------------------------------------------
> > --------------------------------
> > 
> > I had heard that the center brake light was technically illegal in Europe
> > (specifically Germany and Switzerland), but recently the Danes have been
> > putting on aftermarket ones on their cars, and some Japanese models have had
> > them built in. (don't know whether they were operational when new...)

They've been mandatory for some time now in Australia for new cars, 
and lots of owners of older cars have them retrofitted.  I think our 
design rules run along similar lines to those in the US.


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