ExpressElement said:[quote:76e787b04b="Turtle"]The Lexus IS the same thing I had on my old car. I had a '96 Dodge Neon (don't laugh) with clear tails and the third brake light was still red and is the equivalent of that red plastic on the Lexus' bumper. The police officer said the actual tail lights had to reflect red. Either you are wrong or the police officer was wrong. To me, it is the same thing. Two cars, two clear taillights that do not reflect red when not lit up, and each car did have a third or forth reflective red peice of plastic.[/quote:76e787b04b]
Sounds to me like the cop was wrong, or at least somewhat inaccurate. The reflective strip is there for DOT compliance. If you got a ticket and had a reflective strips under your tails, I'd have fought it. Your rear brake light doesn't count though. Either that or your state regs are more tough than federal.