WHAT COLOR SHOULD REAR TURN SIGNALS BE?

Once optional, flashing turn signals have become standard equipment on motor vehicles around the world. However, distinctness of rear turn signals is often lost when combined in the same compartments with stop lamps of the same size, intensity, color and location. In the U.S., a proposed solution is physically separating the function, while other countries effect separation by color. The SAE is investigating more realistic red/yellow lamp outputs that would permit use of universal lamps, while in Germany, manufacturers have surveyed many experienced American and Canadian drivers to determine preference for the color of these lamps. /SASI/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Hitzemeyer, E G
    • Wilde, H
    • Ellenberger, D
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183012
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770812
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1978 12:00AM