Join Date: May 2018
Location: Norco, California, USA
I've been 'flashing' my brake lights for 44 years. Tap 3 times then go max braking. This comes from motorcycle survival. A bike has great brakes, and a car driver will kill a bike in front of them if the bike uses it's brakes. Autoflashing brake and headlights are reserved by law in the US for emergency vehicles. On a bike to mimic a flashing headlight, wiggle the bars when a car is facing you in a left bay. It will look like it flashes.
If a situation is so immediate, and a car is following you too close, you will get hit in the rear in a modern sedan even if you launch fireworks. It take the average person 0.25 seconds to react to a light source. At 70 mph, that's two car lengths BEFORE you move your leg. The best system for not getting hit, is to look far ahead, keep 2+ seconds clearance, flash, and get to one side so the cars behind can see.
The coolest new feature that they should mandate is HUD brake lights. When the car in front rapidly decelerates, your windshield lights up with bright brake lights and warning sounds. Some vibrate the seat.
Even if the car ahead has NO BRAKELIGHTS at all, it works. More trustworthy than the car in front of you.
Jaguar i-Pace FE Photon Red 20" wheels, "Leaper"
Two Chevrolet Volts in service
24.2 kW x 480v 3ph solar array self-installed.