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#1 iNath

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 01:52 PM

http://www.ebay.co.u...#ht_3075wt_1220

Anyone know if you're allowed to stick stickers on your 3rd brake light?

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#2 Mark M.K

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 02:22 PM

I would say yes, but don't quote me on that ;)

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 02:23 PM

From the quick googling I did, it seems the high level light is not exactly a legal requirement.

It can fail an MOT only in the sense that all lamp holders must have working bulbs, as long as the main lights in the rear clusters are not obscured, I can't see there being a problem with this.

Haven't we got a policeman on here, who might be able to chip in?

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 02:31 PM

Not sure if it's illegal, but just fitted one to my Fiesta..... looks great.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 03:59 PM

As touched on by Alex as long as you can see the light behind the stickers (assume their transparent and use the light when you brake to turn red i.e show colour) then you should be fine. It's if the sticker blocks the "light" it would be a problem.

Not a legal requirement?? New one to me. I can see the police pulling people over if they see a brake light not working

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 05:34 PM

As touched on by Alex as long as you can see the light behind the stickers (assume their transparent and use the light when you brake to turn red i.e show colour) then you should be fine. It's if the sticker blocks the "light" it would be a problem.

Not a legal requirement?? New one to me. I can see the police pulling people over if they see a brake light not working


I think he meant the "third" brake light not being a legal requirement ....maybe?

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 05:35 PM

Haven't we got a policeman on here, who might be able to chip in?

Indeed.
It's legal as long as the brake light is adequately visible and not excessively obscured.
Factory fitted brake lights must be present and in a functional condition.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 07:08 PM

Sorry Nath, I'm going to be contraversial here... I think it looks a bit tacky :unsure:

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 07:10 PM

Legal or not I don't think its wise to cover lights with anything.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:05 PM

Hmm, now I'm not so sure...

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:07 PM

Seen them on a Smart car, was damn annoying to be behind to be honest, and looked really tacky >_>

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 04:33 PM

Sorry Nath, I'm going to be contraversial here... I think it looks a bit tacky :unsure:


I've only saw one of these in person and it looked good in my opinion but sadly it was on a 106 quicksilver. I was behind it, it started braking and the quicksilver logo was on the left and it said quicksilver after that. I can't imagine many others to look that great. I'm not a big fan of the current fiesta typeface myself though....

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:06 PM

Sorry Nath, I'm going to be contraversial here... I think it looks a bit tacky :unsure:


Indeed. Having this fitted shouldn't be legal...

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:21 AM

I like this I actually think it looks really good! I was wondering the same thing as i am really unsure :/

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