<VV> Late Model Amber Rear Signals ?

Hugo Miller Hugo at aruncoaches.co.uk
Sat Aug 4 00:35:08 EDT 2018

The issue is not the color - it is the relative merits of one the one hand 
having two red lights (when the car is braking and signalling at the same 
time) one of which is steady and the other blinking, vs having two steady 
red lights pus a separate blinking amber lamp. The latter has to be more 
clear in my opinion - that's why they've been mandated in Europe for 60-odd 

-----Original Message----- 
From: FrankDuVal via VirtualVairs
Sent: Saturday, August 4, 2018 3:32 AM
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: Re:  Late Model Amber Rear Signals ?

Yes, and after 100 + years of red turn signals, they are what WE look
for! That is the definition of clearly visible! Flashing amber is also
used here for "safety" vehicles.  So, seeing a flashing amber up ahead
of you does not mean someone is turning.

We have red turn signals, other places have amber. Both are turn
signals. As long as a driver uses them, other drivers will see them.
Now, if I take a red rear turn signal to a place where all the drivers
are used to amber, then there might be an issue. No issue here in the USA.

Next we will discuss the relative merits of right hand vs left hand
drive, both of which are legal to drive here......  insert smiley face here.

Frank DuVal

On 8/3/2018 2:37 PM, Hugo Miller via VirtualVairs wrote:
> I have to disagree; - air bags, seat belts etc exist to prevent injury in 
> the event of a crash. Having clearly visible turn signals will help 
> prevent such a crash in the first place. Anti-lock brakes etc exist to 
> protect the driver from his own deficiencies. Clearly visible turn signals 
> will protect the driver from the deficiencies of others.

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