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Re: third brakelight
Lets get this right - the "third" brake light is referred to as the "Liddy" light
in USA, brought to us by Elizibeth Dole - the would be first lady - in another of
her incarnations (She is presently head of the Red Cross)
Phil Rose wrote:
> >Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 16:37:48 GMT
> >From: email@example.com (Phil Payne)
> >Subject: 85 4ksQ questions
> >The German ADAC has a neat little pamphlet with some pictures of the back of
> >the heads of people killed by poorly-applied rear window brake lights in
> >frontal impact collisions.
> >IMO they're a fad, and a dangerous one.
> Hmmm. The DRL fad is one that I believe is dangerous (in the present
> haphazard semi-implementation by a certain N. Amer. country whose flag has
> stars and stripes), but would you explain why you regard the 3rd brakelight
> as "dangerous"? Is it that drivers become used to focussing their
> attention on a spot where not _all_ vehicles have a brakelight? Or...?
> Phil Rose
> Phil Rose Rochester, NY
> '89 100 firstname.lastname@example.org