Design: Amber Wink

By 1963 the flashing front turn signals on all new U.S. cars will be changed from white to amber.

The Automobile Manufacturers Association, which announced the new design switch last week, began testing new colors in 1958. It concluded that amber signals are more readily observable by oncoming motorists. The customary white lamps too often get lost in the glare of white headlights at night, or in sun reflection (from chrome) by day. Before the automakers could crank up the change, they had to get 25 states to change motor vehicle laws to allow the use of the amber...

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