I was picked for a level 1 inspection once. I had something over 230k miles on my truck. The inspector said something about getting new brakes so soon. I said no, they came on the truck and I just followed about 10-12 seconds back so I didn't use them really. I turned the truck over to one of my teams with 500k and original brakes.
In stop 'n go traffic, I consider it a "Sign of Intelligence" to never light up my brake lights. My brake pads last forever, too!