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Can the color of your car keep you safe?

On Behalf of | Jul 20, 2022 | Auto Accident Injuries |

When you’re shopping for a new car, you’re probably looking for something that will keep you safe. You may consider the crash test ratings, for example, or you may look over all the new automotive technology designed around preventing accidents.

All these things can be very beneficial. For instance, many new cars have lane departure warnings, forward collision warnings and blindspot monitors. But you don’t always have to have the fanciest technology to keep yourself safe. What if the simple color of the color that you choose could have an impact?

White cars are said to be the safest

If you are interested in this element of safety, it’s worth noting that studies have found that white vehicles get in fewer accidents than other colors. White is typically considered to be the safest color car on the road. A big part of this is simply because it stands out so well against the asphalt or in low light conditions.

If you can’t go with white, you simply want to stay away from the traditional colors of black, gray or even dark blue. Colors like this tend to blend in and they’re much less visible, which leads to more mistakes made by other drivers. Someone may not see you and they could pull out in front of you at an intersection, for instance. If the car you’re driving is red, lime green, yellow or orange, there’s a lower chance of this happening.

What if you still get hit by another driver?

Of course, no matter what color you choose, there’s no guarantee you won’t be hit by another driver. If this happens to you, you need to know how to seek compensation for your medical bills and other costs.

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