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Front-Turn Signals to Go from White to Amber in 1963

Jan. 16, 1962 - The automobile industry announced today that it would put amber-colored front-turn signals on all its models for 1963. The change from the white signals in present usage follows a recommendation of the board of directors of the Automobile Manufacturers Association. Engineers from lamp and vehicle manufacturers found that amber signals were more easily seen than white against glaring reflections. The amber lights also provide greater contrast with headlamps at night, the tests indicated.


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