AlaninWales wrote:661-Pete wrote:That's me snookered then.The utility cyclist wrote:it should recommend hi-vis colours for ALL vehicles and reflectives
My car is black.....
https://www.reference.com/vehicles/color-car-accidents-35bc1c8e7f375cd6During daylight, black vehicles are 12 percent more likely than white cars to be involved in an accident. Not only are cars with low-visibility colors more likely to be involved in any crash, they are also more likely to be in a severe or life-threatening accident. Other low-visibility colors include blue, silver, gray, red and dark green. White cars are the safest cars to drive due to their high visibility during daylight and at dusk and dawn.
I had a black car, wasn't involved in any collision. In my white car earlier this year, I had to take to the ditch to avoid a fast-approaching tractor . Despite doing so from stationary and moving slowly, damage resulted
Varies from study to study....
In this study,Silver cars were found to be safer!
Silver cars were about 50% less likely to be involved in
a crash resulting in serious injury than white cars. The
design and methods are a reasonable approach to
study the association between modifiable risk factors
and injury from car crashes. The association between
silver car colour and reduced risk of serious injury.persisted after we had adjusted for major confounding
factors, but the possibility of residual confounding
remains. The extent to which these results are generalisable
to other settings is open to question. Increasing
the proportion of silver cars could be an effective
passive strategy to reduce the burden of injury from car