Play it Safe with Silver

According to research undertaken at Auckland University, silver cars are significantly less likely to be involved in a serious crash than vehicles of other colours. Sue Furness, who led the study, suggests that this “may be due to a combination of light colour and high reflectivity,” but stresses that factors such as engine size, mileage, and the sex of the driver must also be taken into account. The findings were published in New Scientist and the British Medical Journal.

Tags: British Medical Journal  New Scientist  Sue Furness  University of Auckland