Originally Posted by 'venom'
Hi, why red color more risky despite stronger wavelength ?
Color and accident theory only depends on ability of the other driver to notice it as per my experience.It has nothing to do with our driving skills.It can also depend on our ability to notice other cars.
Originally Posted by rekharam
Reason she quoted was red color was involved in more accidents than other cars, she said aggressive behaviour is also attached with red preferred persons. .
Our red fiat uno was chosen by my father who is a sane driver and not at all an agressive driver , but yes he is an aggressive person.
Originally Posted by autosafari
At dawn or dusk the risk ratio for black cars jumped to 47% more likely than white,
In the hours of darkness only red and silver cars were found to be significantly more risky than white by 10% and 8% respectively.
AFA red is concerned I totally agree with above mentioned observations,reason inability to notice the car by other drivers especially those who are approching from behind.
This happened once with my UNO and twice with my manza, in the hours of darkness
Reason : The red tail lamp is already on ,then when we apply brakes one more red light is lit , and the red color of car leads to crowding of red. It is difficult for unseasoned driver to make out the break light is lit, hence they come and collide. For all three times those drivers appeared bit newbie to me. Seasoned drivers do control their cars in time usually but not always .I too once rear ended a red I 20 in my wagonr but thank god ,nothing much happened .
Observation about black color also appears to be true to me AFA dusk and dawn is concerned.I was fore warned by friends about black color, hence I use to drive my indigo always with high beam on during these periods only
and use to shift to low beam only after getting signal from upcoming vehicle,this compounded with tail lamp on by default not only saved me from accident but also from scary moments.Whenever I forgot to do so , I suffered from scary moments.
In the night time if you forget to switch on lights , no dobt, black car gonna hit anywhere, otherwise there is no extra risk at all.