<VV> Late Model Amber Rear Signals ?

FrankDuVal corvairduval at cox.net
Thu Aug 2 23:34:47 EDT 2018

You've gotten advice on how to do it, now let me answer your question 
that was not a question.

Here in the USA we are used to red signals in the rear for turn, brake 
and running (tail) since the beginning of car production with lights. 
Some makes have amber in the rear for turn signals (even GM tried it in 
the 80s), but the majority I see on the road commuting are all red. Our 
2015 Buick has red rear turn signals. I do not get any safety argument 
for amber. Blinking lamp is turn signal, simple. Heck, just getting 
people to use turn signals would be the safety improvement around here!

So the answer to "why" is , because it works fine!

Frank DuVal

On 8/2/2018 5:58 AM, Arlette Pat & Carl Kelsen via VirtualVairs wrote:
> G’day everyone,
> I have been interested in American cars since childhood. For me that’s now nearly 60 years! I have a real passion for US cars and the most part I believe US car design has led the automotive world (particular during the immediate post second world decades of the 1950s and 1960s).
> That said, I have never understood why American cars (including the Chevrolet Corvair) insist on using their red tail / stop lights also as ‘red’ turn signals! A far safer arrangement is to have seperate amber turn signals. In fact Australian Design Rules (ADRs) have required rear amber turn signals since 1959!
> Regards from Australia (down under)
> Carl Kelsen
> RHD ‘65 Monza convertible

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