On safety nazis and pointless government regulation

It’s always good to know your tax dollars are going to worthwhile programs:

While many cars sold in North America feature red turn signal indicators built into their rear light clusters, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that the amber signals installed in some cars can be more than 5 percent more effective at preventing wrecks than their red counterparts, which the agency says blend too much with brake lights.

The agency says it is considering mandating orange turn signals, rather than allow automakers to choose the color, for the near future.

Have to wonder what part of their asses they pulled that 5% number…

Via LLN

-Dave out

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