Fun Facts - Brake Lights

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Fun Facts - Brake Lights
By: Luke Shaff ~ 1/20/2022

Brake Lights Were Invented In 1905 -
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Prior to the invention of brake lights, many drivers relied on hand signals to let others know where they were going. This was problematic at night time as the dark made it difficult to see hand signals. Now, brake lights are a requirement for vehicles as they are an important safety feature!

What year did they come out with a third brake light?  1986BLOGPOST_3BrakeLight01202022.jpg

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) repeated Voevodsky's experiment on a larger scale, and concluded that center high mounted stop lamps, as the government calls them, reduce accidents and injuries. As a result, in 1986, NHTSA began requiring all new cars to have a third brake light.