Before you take the plunge to purchase a new car, you may want to consider an important factor when it comes to safety-color.
A recent study by the University of Auckland in New Zealand found that silver cars are involved in far fewer crashes than cars of other colors. Why? Researchers suggest silver cars are
- More visible on roadways
- Less likely to be hit by other vehicles
If silver doesn’t fit your taste, other colors at moderate risk for accidents include white, yellow, grey, red, and blue. Black, brown, and dark green vehicles were found to be in the greatest number of accidents.
The TRUE bottom line, however, is the DRIVER and his or her skills play the biggest part in safety. Be alert, focused and ready to react to whatever you encounter on the road. Avoid distractions such as telephones, music, conversation overload and food/drink. Don’t drive when you’re tired or feeling ill. Use designated drivers if you’re going to drink.
This information is provided as a public service by Erie Insurance Group and your local ERIE Agent. The information is intended to help minimize risks, but cannot be relied upon to eliminate all hazardous exposures.
6/06 © 2006 Erie Indemnity Company