JAPAN: High stoplights law next March
Ironically, as was the case in other countries which eventually followed the U.S., which mandated them in the mid-1980s, high stoplights are now often fitted standard to Japanese-market cars anyway. The locals love gadgetry on their cars and, after all, it can require a separate assembly line process - and componentry - to leave 'high-stops' off models which are also exported to countries requiring them.
Japan is however reportedly going one better by requiring high-mount stoplights
on commercial vehicles even though they're not yet required in North America
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