Next time you’re in the market for a car, you might want to add one more thing to your list to consider before purchasing a vehicle. There’s a lot of thought that goes into selecting the right car, including the exterior and the interior features. However, part of the process that makes it so fun includes deciding what color you’d like your new vehicle to be.
Kelly Blue Book indicates that silver is the most popular car color with white coming in a close second. However, white is better than silver in terms of safety ratings, according to Monash University’s Accident Research Center.
White cars are 12% less likely to be involved in vehicle accidents than black cars regardless of the time of day. The other cars that did well in terms of low accident risk were beige, yellow and creme. The most dangerous car colors besides black include gray, silver, blue and red.
Anyone with those types of cars should be aware of the potential accident risk because they may be more difficult to spot on the road. Even though white was the safest car color across all times of day, all cars have a high crash risk in poor weather conditions or nighttime situations in which other people might not have the right visibility to spot you. This can increase your chances of being involved in a significant vehicle accident.
Even when it may be more difficult to spot your car, someone who is engaged in aggressive, unsafe, illegal, or distracted driving behavior, may still be named as a liable party in the event that you are involved in a car accident and have to file a personal injury claim.