I TOLD YOU I WAS RIGHT!!!!!!
By John Ross Harvey
Black cars most likely to be in crashes
Reuters News Agency
Black cars are most likely to be involved in car accidents while white cars are the safest, according to an Australian study.
THEY DON’T HAVE SNOW. STUDY CHANGES FOR CANADA!
The accident research centre at Melbourne's Monash University examined the relationship between 17 vehicle colours and crash risk by analyzing police data from two states and found there was a statistically significant relationship.
"Compared to white vehicles, a number of colours were associated with higher crash risk," said the report.
"These colours are generally those lower on the visibility index and include black, blue, grey, green, red and silver."
Researchers found that there was 12 per cent higher risk of having a crash in a black car during daylight hours than in a white vehicle. After black, the vehicle colour with the highest risk was grey followed by silver, blue and red.
"All the statistically significant results are for colours that are low on the visibility spectrum or low in contrast to key road features, such as the grey of the road surface," team leader Stuart Newstead wrote .
Look back at my many rants on grey cars. This is why!The study was based on data from the state of Victoria involving 102,559 injured drivers from 1982- to 2004-model vehicles and Western Australian data about 752,699 drivers of vehicles made between 1982 and 2004.