The color of car a driver chooses often reflects their personality and perhaps their favorite color. But did you know that the choice of color in a vehicle can be much more important than that?
Enjoy these fun facts about car colors!
- 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.
- White is the most popular car color.
- While, yellow, gray, red and blue cars ranked in the middle range.
- According to optometrists, red is the most difficult color to see.
- Red is the most controversial of colors. Many drivers claim that by driving a red car they get stopped more for speeding.
- Believe it or not, women are more likely than men to hold out for a certain color when it comes to buying a car. A man is much more likely to buy a car that was not his first color choice than a woman is.
- 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 from even a short distance.
- The least favorite car color is green.
- Silver cars hide the most dirt.
- Red cars show the most dirt.
- According to a report from the Monash University Accident Research Centre, white vehicles are about 10% less likely to be in an accident during daylight hours than black, blue, gray, green, red and silver cars. This is because these colors are less visible in daytime.
- Owners of both red and black cars will notice that the interior of their vehicles warms up faster than in other colored cars. This is due to the absorption of heat rays from the sun. Depending on season and geographic location, this may be good or not so good.
- Accident statistics show that gray cars are the least visible in foggy conditions.
- Car colors that are less common are also less likely to be stolen. Car thieves normally look for cars in the more popular colors such as black, silver, blue and white.
- Lime yellow cars is best seen on cloudy days and in snowy winter conditions.
- A study of 31,000 crashes in Sweden found that black cars were involved in 22.5% of the crashes even though black cars made up only 4.4% of the vehicle population. This means that black cars were 5 times more likely to crash.
- According to the same study, the safest car color was pink.
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.