The link I posted was not the path you should take, so I deleted it.
Originally Posted by z80
Some states have amended their Vehicle Code to say the car must comply with the FMVSS? (fed code) applicable to the date of manufacture for that model of vehicle.
The problem is, how is a LEO to know the FMVSS for every car model, every year? They can't. This is why judges throw out 3rd light tickets if contested.
So you COULD fight it based on that. "At the time of the infraction, did you know all the FMVSS codes that pertained to the 2015 Hupmobile Sport Edition Coupe lighting system?" "No." "Then why did you cite the vehicle if you did not know what the requirements were at the time?"
But why? You just need to find a cop, push the brake lights, have them see 3 lights, and they sign it off. Done.
Being is the right isn't the point. Getting the issue resolved is. Fastest way is to just handle like the LEO wrote you for a burned out light, even if there wasn't one.
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