I am possibly interested in buying a brake buddy, but I have seen various posts questioning the legality of this device. From what I understand the main argument is that they are illegal because the legislation specifies that braking must be by a prescribed means (mechanical), and this does not include electronic or electrical. I gave towtal a ring and they said that this was “news to them”. They said that over the years they have sold thousands of units and have not had one problem. They then questioned if the legislation only specifies mechanical, how is hydraulic braking allowed, and what about the electronic systems used in ABS braking? They then said that people spread rumors about products for many different reasons, and likened this to spreading rumors about aliens and the supernatural. I just wondered what peoples view on this was and if anyone can directly quote the relevant sections of legislation that make the brake buddy illegal?