Correlation of Car Accidents and Vehicle Color

I stumbled across some interesting data from Great Britain on a study attempting to correlate color of car and road accidents. The study found that the color (the article said ‘colour’, of course) of cars most involved in car accidents where there was an injury was black with 179 accidents per 10,000 vehicles. Next on the frequent flyer accident list was white at 160, followed by red with 157. Interestingly, one of the safest colors was green at 134. The average for all cars was 150.

Before you trade in your black vehicle (my family has two), keep in mind that black vehicles might be at the top of the list for a reason other than the fact that a black car is less conspicuous. I’ll bet that black vehicles are more sought out by younger, hipper drivers (yeah, that is us, sure).