Top 10 Safe Car ColorsMetal_Treasure There have been various studies over the years into the correlation between car colour and accident rates, and black cars almost always top the car crash index. One study concluded that black cars are 47% more likely to be involved in road accidents than vehicles of other colours. White, gold, and yellow are deemed to be the safest.
Research using police data of more than 850,000 accidents over 20 years suggests that some shades are more visible on the road than others. Black vehicles, for example, are harder to see as they do not always stand out against the road or background scenery. The visibility of grey, silver, red and blue cars can also be poor.
All authors agree that bright coloring helps to stand out from the background and traffic.
I've read several articles and noticed there were some contradictions so you have do your own research if you wanna buy a car with the safest color for you personally because there are additional factors.
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Lime Yellow is the color considered the most visible. Nevertheless, because of its lack of availability, and because most people have an aversion to this color, usually white wins out.
Some Fire Departments started replacing their red trucks with lime-yellow trucks. I guess Fire Departments know best - this color is the safest because it's the most visible under all conditions. - Metal_Treasure
It's also ''Theft-Proof": a very bright color such as yellow is probably as effective as an expensive security device in discouraging thieves. - Metal_Treasure
From what I've read, I'm sure only about Lime Yellow, Gold, Yellow and White (white is with some exceptions). The other colors are related to some contradictions in the available literature. - Metal_Treasure
Even though I don't like this color on cars but I have to say its safe - zxm
@zxm: yes, that's why white wins - people don't like yellow-ish cars but I think I've seen several yellow-ish ones. - Metal_Treasure
White is deemed to be among the safest colors (some even say the safest) because white is the most visible color under almost all conditions except snow.
Yes, I'm from Canada and we have snow for about 5 months a year so white cars aren't safe for us all year round. - Metal_Treasure
It's well visible in general but when driving in areas where there is high amounts of green (corn fields, forest areas, etc.) it's not good. - Metal_Treasure
Some say the visibility of red and blue cars can be poor, some others - that the visibility of red cars is good. "Whilst white is the safest, the next safest colours include bright tones like red and yellow." - Metal_Treasure
I personally think red is rather among the safest colors, especially the brighter shades. For example, Fire Departments trucks are usually red because this color is/was considered well visible. My favorite color is black but I would avoid this color for my car because it's the least safe. White doesn't work very well in Canada (snow for about 5 months). The yellow-ish shades are not for everybody. So what's left as relatively safe and acceptable is something light red-ish. - Metal_Treasure
Blue isn't among the safest colors but because many people love blue cars, authors recommend Light Blue (bright colors are safer). - Metal_Treasure
This is a troll item - black is the least safe car color! - Metal_Treasure
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3. Lime Yellow