Is the 3rd brake light supposed to be on?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) repeated Voevodsky's experiment on a larger scale, and concluded that center high mounted stop lamps, as the government calls them, reduce accidents and injuries. As a result, in 1986, NHTSA began requiring all new cars to have a third brake light. via
Why is only my 3rd brake light working?
If only the third light is out and the lowers still work, see if it will flash with the emergency-flashers. If the inoperative third light flashes, with the emergency flashers, a fuse is the most likely cause. If it does not operate with the flashers, bad bulbs or sockets in the third-light are likely. via
How do you clean behind the third brake light?
Show Car. Open the trunk and find the release tabs for the third brake light under it in the back glass. Mash them and it will pop out and then you can remove it for cleaning. via
How do you check a third brake light? (video)
Why would my tail lights work but not my brake lights?
The most common reason your brake lights are not working but tail lights do is a bad light bulb. It can also be caused by a blown fuse, bad brake light switch, or issues with the wirings. Your vehicle's taillights are working fine, but the brake lights don't come on when you press the brakes. via
What happens if you get caught with a brake light out?
If your vehicle has something wrong with it, for example a broken brake light, the police may give you a 'vehicle defect rectification notice'. You'll need to get your vehicle fixed and provide proof that it's been fixed, for example a receipt for the work from a mechanic. via
Can you get fined for not having your lights on?
There are no states in which an exception is made for well-lit roads, so drivers should make sure to to keep their lights on at all times when visibility is low. Punishment for breaking this law also varies by state, but all fine drivers for failing to use their headlights, which range from $130 to $200. via