Certain blinking brake lights allowed, says LTA

Media Replies 26 Apr 2012

WE THANK Mr Richard Goh for his feedback ('Ban those blinking brake lights'; The Straits Times Interactive, 26 April 2012).

Typically, brake lights should not blink intermittently when used. However, some vehicles come with factory-fitted features such as blinking brake lights that are activated only under heavy braking in emergency situations. Such factory-fitted features comply with the relevant safety standards and are therefore allowed to be used here.

Fitting blinking brake lights that do not comply with the relevant safety standards, however, is not allowed as the glare may cause distraction and confusion to other road users.

Vehicle owners who modify their brake lights illegally can be fined up to $1,000, or face a jail term of three months for the first offence. Repeat offenders face a fine of up to $2,000, or a jail term of up to six months.

Helen Lim (Ms)
Director, Media Relations & Public Education
Land Transport Authority

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