“Is it true that red cars are more likely to get into a car accident?” Unfortunately, the answer is no. Red cars are not more likely to be in accidents than any other color. There have been studies over the past few years that show there is no correlation between car color and accident likelihood, but for many people this myth persists. The reason for this myth is probably because red cars symbolize love in so many countries and cultures; something that may subconsciously make drivers more vigilant around them.
As always, drive safely!
Red is a popular car color, and therefore, one would expect to see more red cars in accidents.
Red is a popular car color, and therefore, one would expect to see more red cars in accidents. However, they’re not more frequently involved in accidents. The reason why you tend to notice red cars on the road is because it’s the brightest color of the rainbow (or ROYGBIV), which translates into it being easier spotted by us as humans.
Red is also associated with passion and power—two emotions that are often directly linked to speeding. If you drive a red car, chances are you tend to drive faster than other people on the road. But this could be related to a number of other factors rather than the color itself (e.g., your age or how bold you are).
Many myths concerning car colors stem from real information such as the fact that red does tend to show dirt and fade quicker than many other colors.
Many myths concerning car colors stem from real information such as the fact that red does tend to show dirt and fade quicker than many other colors. This is because red cars may need to be washed more often, and more washing can lead to paint fading, which can make a car look older than it is.
The safety of a vehicle may be related to the color, but only if it’s a deeper and more vivid color, because it gives the car better visibility.
When it comes to the question of whether a certain color is “safe” or not for a car, there’s no clear answer. However, what we do know is that darker cars are often more visible than lighter colored cars.
- White and yellow are the easiest colors for other drivers to see from far away. They’re especially helpful in snowy settings, because they stand out against the white backdrop.
- Black and grey are the hardest to see during daylight, but at night they stand out among all other colors except white and yellow.
- Red is one of the most visible colors on roads with many different light sources (like city streets), but it doesn’t stand out as well in rural areas with fewer lights.
There is no scientific evidence that red cars are more likely to become involved in traffic accidents than cars of any other color.
You may have heard that red cars are more likely to become involved in traffic accidents than cars of any other color. In fact, this rumor has been around for the past century and it’s still going strong. The reasoning goes something like this: it stands to reason that red cars would be more likely to get into accidents because they’re more noticeable. But there is no scientific evidence to back up that theory.
Aside from the evocative description of a fiery collision, studies investigating the correlation between car color and traffic safety have proven inconclusive at best. Similarly, there is no scientific evidence that red cars are more likely to be stolen than other colors of vehicle; in fact, data from the National Crime Prevention Council shows that silver vehicles were by far the most frequently stolen in 2016.