If someone asked you to list the biggest factors in car safety, you’d probably list advanced safety features, working equipment and driver attentiveness. However, a new study has revealed that the color of your vehicle might increase your risk of getting into an accident in California or another state. In fact, certain colors are up to 12% safer than others.
Which colors are more likely to get into accidents?
According to the study, black vehicles are most likely to get in a motor vehicle accident. Grey and silver cars also have a high risk of accidents. Blue and red vehicles are less risky but still more likely to get in an accident than other colors.
On the other hand, white cars are some of the safest vehicles on the road. Other light colors like beige and yellow are also less likely to cause accidents. The study suggests that light-colored cars are less dangerous because they’re easier to see. Whether you’re driving at night or in the middle of the day, it’s hard to miss a white car on the road.
Conversely, dark-colored vehicles are difficult to see. It’s easy to miss a black vehicle at night, even if they’re using their headlights. Black, grey and silver cars can also blend in with the highway. Driving one of these cars doesn’t automatically mean that you’ll get into an accident, but you’ll have to remember that other drivers might have trouble seeing your vehicle.
Were you involved in a car accident?
Your car might be difficult to see, but that doesn’t absolve the other driver of responsibility. Unless you were doing something outright illegal, like driving at night without headlights, you might be entitled to compensation from the other party after filing a personal injury lawsuit.
An attorney may help you seek compensation that covers your medical bills, lost wages and other expenses. If you lost a loved one in the accident, you could also seek compensation for funeral bills and emotional damages. Other charges might be added if the driver was intoxicated at the time.