It should go without saying that equipping a car with blinking taillights isn’t in the best interest of road safety. Not only can this modification be distracting, it also does a piss-poor job of warning other cars of your intention to brake, too. Please, if you’re thinking about installing blinking taillights, just don’t.
Sadly, safety and well-being isn’t enough to dissuade some motorists from installing blinking taillights. You can see them plying streets at night, annoying (and confusing) the hell out of the cars behind them. In some instances, these vehicles have even been spotted—as well as figured in accidents—on expressways.
Thankfully—in some places, at least—our authorities are cracking down on this dangerous practice. Images and video courtesy of the HPG Negros Occidental Facebook page show enforcers apprehending vehicles with blinking lights. Judging by the number of posts here, it seems these guys have been at it for quite some time, too. There’s actually an entire album dedicated to the stuff. Check it out:
Hell, they’re even pulling over public utility vehicles and tricycles for this. Look:
Kudos to these enforcers for getting hazardous accessories like this off the streets. Again, don’t even consider blinking taillights. Not only do they look ridiculous, they’re dangerous as well. Drive safe.