The color of car
a driver chooses reflects their personality and perhaps their
favorite color. But the choice of color in a vehicle can be much
more important as well.
According to a
study by researchers at the University of Auckland in New
Zealand silver cars are 50 percent less likely to be involved in
a crash resulting in a serious injury as compared to white cars.
The least safe colors are brown, black, and green according to
While, yellow, gray, red and blue cars ranked in
the middle range.
According to optometrists, red is the
most difficult to see color.
Red is the most
controversial of colors. Many drivers claim that by driving a
red car they get stopped less for speeding and have less
accidents. On the other hand, red car drivers complain that
because they drive red cars they are stopped more often for
speeding and are moving targets for accidents.
actually the easiest color to care for. Half of the white car
drivers claim that white cars don't look dirty as quick as
colored cars, while the other half complain that they have to
wash the car more often just to keep them looking clean.
Black, red and most other dark colors absorb more ultraviolet
rays than light colored cars so they are more susceptible to sun
At night white is the most visible and red is
seen as black.
Owners of both red and black cars say the
interior warms up faster than in other colored cars. This is due
to the absorption of heat rays from the sun. Depending on season
and locale this may be good or not so good.
statistics show that gray cars are the most invisible in foggy
Lime yellow is best seen on cloudy days and
in snowy winter conditions.
No matter what color the car is, keeping a car in excellent
working order and keeping it clean are the most important for
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