Is there a link between car colour and accidents?

Denmark
February 14, 2007 4:20pm CST
When my cousin was talking about buying a car, her mum made her swear not to buy a red car, because she had seen or heard somewhere that many accidented cars were red. Until now, I never really got the chance to buy myself a brand new car, thus never was really picky on the colour, only the price... what about you, if you had to buy a brand new car, would you consider getting a specific colour if you knew the risk of accidents with it would be lower?
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• Canada
15 Feb 07
I always thought that yellow was meant to be the safest, but I did a little research and found the following PDF file. Basically it says silver, white or yellow cars SEEM to be the safest, although the report says there is no scientific supporting this. http://www.aaafoundation.org/pdf/CarColorAndSafety.pdf Hope this helps :)
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• Canada
25 Feb 07
Thanks for the best response :) Has your cousin bought a car yet? I just had a thought about red... a lot of people have the mentality that red cars are faster then non-red cars. If red cars do have more accidents, the is a possible reason... ;)
• Denmark
25 Feb 07
Hi again ;) Yep my cousin bought a car, and they picked black for the color ;) I only know one person who has a red car, and I have to say he just drives insane, but at least he only does that when he is alone in the car, I am not sure how safer that makes the rest of the world when he is out there but at least I am not in it ;-P I think it does not matter the color really if you are a bad driver you just are a bad driver LOL
• Canada
25 Feb 07
That is true, it doesn't really matter what color car you drive, or really even what sort of car you drive. Idiots will be idiots whether there in a red sports cars or a white grand parents car...
@dmillman (2273)
• United States
14 Feb 07
The only thing I know about the color of red related to cars is that red cars are more likely to be stolen than other cars, so red cars have higher insurance. I don't know if that's the case where you live, but that's the way it goes around here. I've never heard the other thing. But by the way you spell colour, instead of color, that you're from a different country. So, who knows, it could be right for your country. Just a thought.
• Canada
15 Feb 07
lol.. its fairly easy to see they are from Denmark ;) Do red cars really have higher insurance costs? If thats the case where ever you are in the States, it is certainly like that in Canada.. :( Guess I might not buy a red car next.. lol
@thebestmom (1105)
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
I've previously owned a red car, and thank God nothing happened to it. What I know is black cars have accidents because they are not being seen at night. especially at the time of the day when it is nearing night..
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I'd never heard anything about red cars being in more accidents. But here's a fact that IS true: red cars get pulled over and ticketed more often. So I wouldn't buy a red car. Plus, I just don't like red. But if I knew a certain color was safer, I'd consider buying it.