Brake lights should show the intensity of stop

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – I was with one of our photographers the other day and we nearly ended up in the trunk of the car in front of us. That's because the driver in front of us suddenly slammed on the brakes.

There was no warning he was going to stop so quickly.

My photographer made a suggestion. He said it would be nice if brake lights could vary on their intensity. You tap on the brakes, and the light's not so bright. You slam on the brakes and they light up like the center of the sun.

It's just an idea on how to keep drivers a little bit safer.

I'm JB and that's the way it oughta be.

1 Comment

  • Bob

    Hey JB, i had a similar idea, my idea was that the current lights stay the way they are during regular breaking, but when the pressure is increased on the break pedal such as it would be when you slam on the breaks to stop quickly, the break lights would strobe quickly. I also think that it would be helpful if there were small break lights on the front corners so that you could tell if someone approaching from the rear is actually trying to stop, and people approaching an intersection or from a side street, you could tell again if they are slowing, many times you wonder if they are going to just pull out in front of you. just some thoughts along the same ideas.

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