Can color coded car shopping help you find a safe car?
Look for white when car shopping for a safe car.
By Laure Justice
It's a no-brainer that you want to find the safest car possible when you go out car shopping. In addition to standard safety features, consider your potential car color when you are looking for your next vehicle.
The three safest colors
According to Cars Direct, the safest car color is also the most visible because it is the color found the least often in nature.
Against the theory of safest color
According to Insurance.com, however, the insurance industry does not recognize a safest car color, citing as myth, the urban legend that says red cars cost more to insure, get more tickets and wreck more often than other car colors. The site does say that a psychology exists linking the need for fast driving to red car owners, but that is an example of unsafe driving rather than a true example of red paint's dangerous properties.
The important part
Here's what you really need to keep in mind when car shopping for a safe vehicle. While some logic lies behind color affecting car safety, other safety features bear far more weight in determining a car's safety.
Don't let yourself become so focused on the car's color that you overlook a mechanical problem that can lead to a truly unsafe situation, but choosing highly visible colors does seem to make it easier for other drivers to see you and to avoid hitting you.
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