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Driver reportedly caught using a bottle and red liquid as a tail light in Colorado

A woman allegedly used a bottle filled with red liquid in place of a brake light.  Photo...
A woman allegedly used a bottle filled with red liquid in place of a brake light. Photo courtesy City of Longmont. (KKTV)
Published: Jul. 24, 2019 at 3:18 PM MDT
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Having a busted tail light is one thing. But taking the time and effort to replace a busted tail light with a bottle is a whole different kind of fail.

The City of Longmont posted a picture of a "tail light" pieced together by a driver on Tuesday. The example of the tail light is in a picture at the top of this article. It appears the driver used duct tape and a Gatorade bottle to replace the busted light.

"While we appreciate the ingenuity of this tail light, this is not a permanent solution," The City of Longmont posted to Facebook. "Working tail lights prevent accidents."

The city also included the following statue:

CRS Colorado Revised Statutes Title 42 Vehicles and Traffic § 42-4-215 Signal lamps and devices--additional lighting equipment (1) To be operated on a road, any motor vehicle may be equipped, and when required under this article must be equipped, with a stop lamp or lamps on the rear of the vehicle that, except as provided in section 42-12-204 , display a red or amber light, or any shade of color between red and amber, visible from a distance of not less than one hundred feet to the rear in normal sunlight, that are actuated upon application of the service (foot) brake, and that may but need not be incorporated with one or more other rear lamps.