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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
While, yellow, gray, red and blue cars ranked in the middle
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 for
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
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 so good.
Accident statistics show that gray cars are the most
invisible in foggy conditions.
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.
For more info on how to protect the finish of your car
About the author:
Author: Marilyn Pokorney
Freelance writer of science, nature, animals and the
Also loves crafts, gardening, and reading.
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