Car Color Trivia
by Marilyn Pokorney
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
Reuters. While, yellow, gray, red and blue cars ranked in the middle
range. According to optometrists, red is the most difficult to see
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
White is 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 damage.
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
Accident statistics show that gray cars are the most invisible in
Lime yellow is best seen on cloudy days and in snowy winter
No matter what color the car is, keeping a car in excellent
working order and keeping it clean are the most important for safety concerns.