Which Color Of Car Is Best? 3 Best And Worst Choices

Which Color Of Car Is Best For You?

If you’re wondering which color of car is best, you are not alone. But what does ‘best’ mean? The one that stays clean the longest? The one that stays out of collisions the most? Or the one that you need to be the most inconspicuous; for whatever the reason may be?

Which Color Of Car Is Best? Car Color Safety

You guessed it, certain color cars get more speeding tickets, and certain colors have less car crashes when compared to others.

Research has been varied and generally inconclusive and/or unavailable in Canada, but several common trends have been noted in different studies for the states. And I imagine that it can not be that much different in Canada.

Which Color Of Car Is Best? Maybe Not Black Cars

Generally the color with the most collisions is black. Vehicles that are very dark, but aren’t black, but kind of look to be black, have a similar problem.

The thing with black cars is that people just don’t see them. Mostly at night this is a problem. Of course, one of the most dangerous times is also at dawn and dusk, when black vehicles can blend in with the background.

Yes, cars have headlights and tail lights. But you can only see those when the car is on a certain angle, right? Mostly, like, facing you.

Cars that are sitting perpendicular to you – say stopped at a stop sign when you are driving along a straight road – may be particularly difficult to see on that angle. And there are of course all kinds of different angles for us drivers to deal with when driving.

Black Cars Are Beautiful

Black cars are pretty popular and that’s because they look great. They get dirty quickly and also like to show off their dirt, but this gives you an excuse to wash it all over again.

You can get a black car if you like of course. It’s just good to know that the statistics don’t lie.

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Which Color Of Car Is Best? Silver Cars, Grey Cars, Red Cars

Silver, Grey, and Red vehicles are not much better, especially in Vancouver.

When the weather is dull or grey, some of these colors can easily blend into the urban backgrounds, asphalt, concrete road surfaces and buildings, almost disappearing to the eyes of an even slightly distracted or inattentive driver.

Older vehicles without daytime running lights or any vehicle without lights on in poor weather/visibility conditions wouldn’t help.

Green and brown can also blend into rural backgrounds.

It might sound crazy, but I’ve actually had numerous people say to me over the years, that they had a collision with a grey or silver colored car because the car was the exact same color was either the road or the sky, and they simply did not see it.


What Color Of Car Is Best? White May Be The Safest Color To Have For A Vehicle

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This doesn’t mean you have to sell your Black car tomorrow. Keep in mind, being a safe driver, making good decisions, avoiding drinking and driving, avoiding speeding, etc., will have a lot to do with your risk of a collision as well.

Car Colors That Get The Most Speeding Tickets

It seems to be that many people think that red cars get the most speeding tickets. I am no scientific researcher, but I’ve heard some different places that it is either white and/or red that get the most. Why a certain car color would get more speeding tickets compared to others doesn’t make much sense to me, but apparently it’s a real thing.

Read more: 27+ Mightly Insider Tips For The Road Test


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Carmen Cohoe

Carmen became a driving instructor in beautiful North Vancouver at the age of 22 due to some crazy people who agreed to hire her. After that, there was never a dull moment teaching many different folks from many different places how to drive using automatic and standard vehicles and a minivan.

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