Motor vehicle accidents can happen because of a wide range of reasons: Driving under the influence (DUI), texting and driving, poor vehicle maintenance, speeding and even slow reaction times from older drivers. The list can go on, but you may be more worried about why you specifically were the victim of a car accident.
Even something as simple as the color of your car can factor into the reasons behind a crash. While there are many different colors of cars on the road, some are more likely to be involved in an accident than others. Here’s what you should know:
Darker colored cars are harder to see in weather and at night
Whether you’re driving during the day or at night, darker cars may be more difficult to spot out on the road. Black, gray or silver cars lack the contrast they need to differentiate them from their environment. There might be higher chances of an accident because a dark-colored car was caught in the fog or at night.
Brighter cars are easily visible almost all year long
Red, yellow and orange colored cars can be extremely noticeable nearly all year round. Summer greens and winter whites provide great contrast when driving a vibrant-colored car. It’s only until the fall – which is a very short time of the year – when these cars blend in with their backgrounds.
White cars may provide good contrast to their surroundings in the summer. White cars, however, are only easily noticeable a third of the year when the sun is out. Snow can reduce the visibility of white-colored cars.
Knowledge is power when it comes to improving your safety. Unfortunately, no matter what color of car you drive, you can end up the victim of a negligent or reckless driver. If that happens, find out what it takes to get fair compensation for your losses and injuries.