In case you have not heard, Arizona has a new law that requires all brake and tail lights on your vehicle must work properly. Failure to comply could get you pulled over and ticketed. This new tail light law, HB 2509, will take effect on August 6, 2016.
Now is a good time to make sure all your brake lights -- including the third brake light -- are working properly. Bring all your vehicles to Primarily Japanese for a safety inspection and we’ll help your vehicle comply with the new law.
Before this new law, only one working brake light was required. However, with various safety concerns, the new law gives police officers a greater ability to legally stop motorists without violating the Fourth Amendment rights against warrantless search and seizure.
According to the Arizona Capitol Times, Mike Williams, the lobbyist behind HB 2509, was created because the old rule was “archaic”, and explained Williams’ claim that “..there’s a judge in Tucson who has been tossing drunk-driving cases when police tell him the only reason for the stop was a single busted tail light.”
“[Williams] insisted that [the creation of HB 2509 was] not to provide an excuse to issue more citations. Just to be sure, lawmakers amended the measure this past week when it came to the House floor to spell out that a ticket cannot be issued for a first violation. Instead, the [new law] says that officers may issue only verbal or written warning notices.”
If you are concerned about the tail lights and brake lights on your vehicles, we encourage you to see us at Primarily Japanese. Though our name states we primarily work on Asian vehicles, we’ll be happy to service or repair any domestic or foreign vehicle you own. Here is a recent 5-star review we received from Cathy, a long-time customer:
“Courteous, friendly, efficient as always. I feel 100% comfortable leaving my car which is saying a lot as I know nothing about cars.”
To get started, either schedule your appointment online or call Primarily Japanese in Tucson at 520-447-3181.