- posted 11 years ago
I had a close call this morning, something I fear may be happening to a lot of people these days. I was in traffic in the freeway when I realized the minivan in front of me was slowing down. Problem was it only had about half of the center-mounted brake light that worked. All the rest were burned out, and with the salt and road scum on the back of the van the light that was on was barely visible. Of course it would have been my fault - its rare you can hit someone from behind and not get charged with ACD.
Over the past few years I've notice a lot of cars have burned out brake lights. Stop at just about any busy intersection and you can often see at least one car with a light out. Are the bulb manufacturers making cheaper bulbs these days or are people just less concerned about the upkeep on their cars?
Oh, and while my car probably would have been banged up had I hit the van, my Camry and its airbag probably would have protected me, no telling about the woman in the van and the small child she had un-restrained in the front seat.