Gone But Not Forgotten
- Jan 29, 2014
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- Montgomery, NY, USA
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FMVSS absolutely requires it, at least at time of manufacture. As for operation in any given state once you've purchased it, you may be technically correct.
You may wish to consult this document about the real world benefits: https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.do...l_complete.pdf I suspect the benefit may be even greater, if my guess is correct and you have tinted or smoked your primary brake lights, hard to tell.
You may also wish to consult your insurance carrier. If someone rear-ends you, they would ordinarily be at clear fault. Right up until they, or someone nearby, has a dashcam rolling. At which point there will be a very interesting discussionbetween their insurance carrier, which can now assign partial blame to you, and your insurance carrier, which may have some coverage exceptions for gross or willful negligence.
Jason is hitting +5 stars on his papers tonight!
§32507. Penalties and enforcement & Criminal
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