Colorado driver replaces broken tail light with red sports drink

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Courtesy of Longmont Fire, Police and OEM

Broken tail lights are often a hassle, and sometimes getting it fixed happens later than it should.

But one driver in Colorado took matters into his own hands and came up with a pretty crafty solution.

In a Facebook post, police show a picture of the makeshift tail light on a vehicle -- a red sports drink!

The officers recognized the hilarity of the encounter but stressed the importance of replacing faulty tail lights:

While we appreciate the ingenuity of this tail light, this is not a permanent solution. Working tail lights prevent accidents.

And for all those wondering, police later commented on the photo and said he did not, in fact, receive a ticket. They say the driver was even spotted at a repair shop later that day.

Better to be safe than sorry!