Design: Glaring Error

No matter how impressive the driver of a U.S. automobile looks, he sees badly. This is the dim view of Optometrist Merrill T Allen of Indiana University.

Fancy styling often fogs the drivers vision to the danger point, Allen told an optometry convention at Miami. After testing 56 recent models of all manufacturers Dr. Allen decided that not a single one provides "a suitable visual environment for daytime driving."

Dirt on the windshield is seldom important. Far worse for the driver's safety is light reflected off the top of the dash board and back into the driver's eyes. Such...

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