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Looking through the many items that Mike has to offer at Simple Engineering, and the 'blinking third brake light' caught my eye. Well not literally. Knowing that several of us have been involved in rear end collisions in the past several months, I thought this might be a really good investment for not a lot of money. Does anyone out there have any experience with this item? It still won't stop people from texting and driving, but it might get someone's attention that is just not paying close attention to the traffic in front of them. Your thoughts ???

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Looking through the many items that Mike has to offer at Simple Engineering, and the 'blinking third brake light' caught my eye. Well not literally. Knowing that several of us have been involved in rear end collisions in the past several months, I thought this might be a really good investment for not a lot of money. Does anyone out there have any experience with this item? It still won't stop people from texting and driving, but it might get someone's attention that is just not paying close attention to the traffic in front of them. Your thoughts ???
Bob I agree the more attention you have in the back people can see and pay attention. Don't know if you ever followed me but I have two of them the top one in the spoiler flashes sequential all the time the one in the tailgate flashes and then stops and goes to the brake light mode. People that followed me have said it's annoying see that flashing light all the time. To me that's their problem.
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I had flashing brake lights on my motorcycle and I thought they made a big difference on the bike, I could see people back off so I installed Mike's 3rd light Flasher on the R.. I don't see the same reaction but I know it's got the help get some attention.........
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Looking through the many items that Mike has to offer at Simple Engineering, and the 'blinking third brake light' caught my eye. Well not literally. Knowing that several of us have been involved in rear end collisions in the past several months, I thought this might be a really good investment for not a lot of money. Does anyone out there have any experience with this item? It still won't stop people from texting and driving, but it might get someone's attention that is just not paying close attention to the traffic in front of them. Your thoughts ???
After following my Red on the return from the mechanics shop, I can tell you it does get your attention. I never gave it much thought until I was the driver following it, but I would definitely recommend it!
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I love it on both my s and have been told it gets your attention. I find the constant flasshing to be annoying and a distraction in itself. Mine flashes the first time and then again if I have been off the brake for 15 seconds or more, otherwise it just comes on as a solid brake light, which I think is good in heavy Stop&Go traffic like we have here in SoCal. I also have the Muth Mirrors with the LEDs linked to the tail light circuit instead of the parking light circuit so they come on with the brakes as well as the turn signals. Like others have said, anything to get the attention of those who are distracted.
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Bob I agree the more attention you have in the back people can see and pay attention. Don't know if you ever followed me but I have two of them the top one in the spoiler flashes sequential all the time the one in the tailgate flashes and then stops and goes to the brake light mode. People that followed me have said it's annoying see that flashing light all the time. To me that's their problem.
Robert, The multiple flashing lights didn't bother me when following you, BUT the back end wollowing back and forth while flashing might be too much!
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Sooner,I have it on mine too. When I caravaned down to Winnie, TX, followed Railroad guy and his blinked all the time when he was on the brakes. A very good attention getter. Mine just blinks then goes solid. Works for me.
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Yes, without a doubt flashing lights definitely get my attention. Too many people are driving distracted these days.


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Robert, The multiple flashing lights didn't bother me when following you, BUT the back end wollowing back and forth while flashing might be too much!
Thank you big brother for bringing this to my attention. I usually bring up the rear when traveling with other fanatics.
Note to myself:
Do NOT follow Robert to Utah. The flashing, the squirming, and the reflection from all the bling will cause you to take more physical therapy

Do they even have therapy to cover those items ??
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The Doophus has had a Flashing Center Brake Light for more than ten years and no complaints so far . . . just positives.

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Thank you big brother for bringing this to my attention. I usually bring up the rear when traveling with other fanatics.
Note to myself:
Do NOT follow Robert to Utah. The flashing, the squirming, and the reflection from all the bling will cause you to take more physical therapy

Do they even have therapy to cover those items ??

Well...Sun glasses even on cloudy days might take care of the reflection from all the bling, BUT the rest may require therapy of another kind!
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I have the blinking third brake light and wouldn't leave home without it. As others have said getting a little extra attention can be a good thing.


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I find that other drivers do not tailgate me as much with the Blinking Third Light.
Other vehicles stop further behind at Red Lights.
A definite safety addition from Simple-Engineering.
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Constantly blinking while braking is illegal in California and other places. Get one that flashes a few times then goes back to solid.

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Boy, I might have to do mine I guess. Hey Robert, It figures you have two flashing brakes! not one like everybody else. Do your brake lights flash to whatever song you have on the radio?
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Boy, I might have to do mine I guess. Hey Robert, It figures you have two flashing brakes! not one like everybody else. Do your brake lights flash to whatever song you have on the radio?
Yes, Barry Manalo music. And I'm going to play it loud from Quincy to Ogden.
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Thank you big brother for bringing this to my attention. I usually bring up the rear when traveling with other fanatics.
Note to myself:
Do NOT follow Robert to Utah. The flashing, the squirming, and the reflection from all the bling will cause you to take more physical therapy

Do they even have therapy to cover those items ??
By the way Mic, how is your Physical Therapy going. Don't mean to high jack the thread.
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Yes, Barry Manalo music. And I'm going to play it loud from Quincy to Ogden.
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I have a blinker on my third light, it flashes then blinks and then goes solid brake mode. Very easy install, takes maybe 20 minutes and it definitely will get peoples attention. Get one and put it on, You won't be sorry.
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In Southern Calfornia Drivers Ed I believe “how to finesse tailgating while eating, holding your cell phone and wandering outside your lane” is a mandatory course based on actual observations. An optional additional course that can be included is how to abruptly change lanes without signaling so that you can force the driver that you just cut in front of to panic brake.

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I bought the flashing 3rd light many years ago "6 flashes then solid". I had it installed when I was rear ended in Daytona years ago.
Since then I found a unit that flashes continually while the brakes are on.
I am much happier with it, I installed one in my new Jeep as well.
I've sold a couple to members & they are happy with them as well.
I plan to bring a few to Maggie next month.
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