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I thought the new renaults hazards come on when you hammer the brake pedal? how hard do you have to brake to activate them?
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Originally Posted by davesss View Post
The rules are the rear brake lights must stay on, but that only applies to the ones each side of the rear which all cars have by law.

Not all cars have the central high brake light so I cannot see any reason why that one cannot flash.

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Thanks for the link. Have posted my question there but may still take some time until and if they will answer it.

Have found a review to the new B-Class Mercedes:

Active safety: flashing brake lights as warning to other motorists
The flashing brake lights are triggered automatically if the driver initiates emergency braking when travelling at a speed of 30 mph or more. And if the B-Class is braked to a stop from a speed of over 45 mph, the hazard warning lights will come on too.

I guess should be legal, at least have some arguments in case I will be stopped for using it
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Originally Posted by Pat.w View Post
Nah, laggy's a good simple mechanic, the Cav's a car tigz
Cheaky b4stard!.

Obviously if the brake lights flash if you brake hard at 45mph,you can't check that on a MOT!.So long as they illuminate (and stay illuminated) under static conditions the MOT won't come into it.

I've heard of the hazard light function before,and that makes perfect sense,but flashing brake lights don't to me.The brake lights are either or off in my mind,and as said before,if you hit the car in front because you can't stop either you or your car are doing something wrong.

LED lights are great,until they need replacing and they cost you the equivalent of 100 bulb changes to replace.

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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Cheaky b4stard!.
I thought you'd like that one

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