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Old 03-28-2020, 08:31 PM   #233 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Tahoe_Hybrid View Post
yes they will just point out it does not meet Federal DOT requirement to be on the road. (for that model year of the chassis) falls under negligence and failure to maintain vehicle..

just like if someones brake lights were not working and someone rear ends you, you would be at fault 100%
Well, that's not necessarily 100% true. Say somebody is driving 115 mph with a BAC level of 4 times the legal limit, without suspended driver's license on probation rear ends my car with a broken brake switch. I'm pretty sure my misdemeanor doesn't trump his 3 felonies. Also say you were rear ended in a way where the lead car wasn't braking at all. Then it didn't matter if the brake lights were functioning properly or not.
Just saying it's not 100% your fault if your brake lights don't work. Only if the collision was caused by the fact that your brake lights weren't working, then rightly so I's your fault.

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