Is your car colour putting you at risk? Study reveals red vehicles most likely to be involved in accidents

Close-up of a red car with winter tires on an icy pavement

It has been claimed that certain car colour choices can put drivers at a significantly higher risk of an accident.

According to motoring experts at Road Angel, drivers who own a red vehicle are most likely to be in danger on the roads.

Research revealed that certain coloured cars are more likely than others to be involved in an accident.

carVertical research revealed that red is the most dangerous colour, as 60 per cent of vehicles checked on its platform have been in an accident.

Coming a close second is brown, with 59 per cent and black closing in in third place with 57 per cent.

Yellow (55 per cent) and blue (54 per cent) appear less likely to have suffered an accident.

The safest colour cars were white and grey (both 50 per cent).

Gary Digva from Road Angel said: “There are several factors that can play a more significant role in accidents on the road, including the quality of the driving and the condition of a car.

“Other external factors include weather conditions, traffic and visibility, so buying a red car doesn’t mean you will definitely get into an accident.

“By this logic, buying a white car doesn’t mean you are invincible on the roads, so drivers should always be cautious when behind the wheel.

“Being distracted, not looking properly, speeding and careless driving are the leading causes of road accidents.

“However, this research into car colours and accidents can be something drivers think about when making their next purchase if they want to minimise their risks.

“Consider a highly visible car that stands out from its surroundings, but most importantly, always stick to the road rules and driver safety.”

The research could explain more about drivers than car colours.

But the lack of visibility for black and brown cars could be a factor in the high accident roll.

Darker colours make it harder for vehicles to be seen, especially at night, as they blend more into their surroundings, while white cars are highly visible.

1 thought on “Is your car colour putting you at risk? Study reveals red vehicles most likely to be involved in accidents”

  1. Adele Burton

    Dark gray cars are difficult to see, as you are the same colour as the Road🚙🚗🚙🚗

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