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White signifies a Hult, Stop, Surrender or Help! Putting it in the window means it needs Help, the car is in trouble and the engine surrenders.

White towel in the window of a car who was abandoned signifies that, the owner driver surrenders it, and looking for a HELP or Remedy that he/she could avail.

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Q: Why is there always a white towel hanging out of the window when a car is abandoned by the side of the highway?
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