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Vehicle color may reduce your car accident risk

On Behalf of | Aug 10, 2023 | Car Accidents |

Road conditions, driver impairment and driving too fast for road conditions are all common reasons for car accidents in California. However, the color of your car may be an overlooked factor that could contribute to your relative risk of getting into a crash while going to the store or to pick your kids up from school.

Colors to avoid

As you might expect, red is a color that you might want to avoid if you are looking to reduce your risk of being in a serious car crash. This is because red can trigger feelings of aggression in yourself and others around you. Gray and black are also colors that you want to avoid because they tend to blend in with roads, parking lots and other items that you might see on a roadway. These colors may be especially difficult to see at night or during times of poor weather conditions.

Colors to seek out

As a general rule, any bright color other than red is something that you’ll want to consider if you’re trying to reduce your accident risk. For instance, yellow tends to be an ideal color because it stands out from other people, cars and traffic signals. White is another ideal hue because there are few other objects on the road that are this color. Therefore, it’s unlikely that someone will confuse your car for something that they could run, walk or drive past without a second thought.

If you are involved in a car wreck, you may be entitled to compensation for various damages if the driver of the other vehicle acted in a negligent manner. Examples of negligence include driving while impaired or operating a vehicle that was not properly maintained.