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“Why are the taillights of a car red instead of green?” | Car

QUESTION ANSWER‘Why was it never decided to make the rear lights of a car green?’, reader John van Raaij asks in the weekly question & answer section of our car editors. ‘Green usually stands for safety and red for danger. Now when I’m on the road in the dark, I only see one color: red. When drivers step on the brakes, the red does get brighter, but in some cars there is no difference anymore. If I were to drive behind all green taillights, I’m sure it would be more noticeable when someone hits the brakes and their taillights turn red.’




Car editor Niek Schenk answers: ‘Red in traffic stands for danger and danger is indeed there if one or more cars are driving in front of me. For example, the color green stands for ‘safe driving’ at traffic lights. It can be confusing if you also apply that to the back of a car. With the color red in traffic you better be careful and keep your distance; an excellent starting point if there are other cars in front of you.’

Our auto editors answer reader questions every week. Mail your question to Niek Schenk.

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“Why are the taillights of a car red instead of green?” | Car
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