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Silver cars less liken to be involved in a serious crash

Says New Zealand scientists

“Silver cars were about 50 percent less likely to be involved in a crash resulting in serious injury than white cars,” Sue Furness and her colleagues said in a report in The British Medical Journal.

I think it has more to do with what color people of a certain personality type prefer. Think of all the non-professional hot-rods you’ve ever seen before and try to remember a silver colored one. Yellow, blue, black, and red are all I can remember. That still doesn’t account for white cars having 50% more serious accidents though.

So rather than the color of the car being what determines safety, I say it is the people behind the wheel that determine that.

“Increasing the proportion of silver cars could be an effective passive strategy to reduce the burden of injury from car crashes,” Furness added.

Yeah, and taking your own bomb on an airplane really decreases the odds of a terrorist/hijacker bringing one on board as well.

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About James

I am a Senior Developer/Consultant for InfoPlanIT, LLC. I previously spent over 7 years as a Product Manager for what eventually became ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity. While there, I helped to create ActiveReports 7, GrapeCity ActiveAnalysis, and Data Dynamics Reports.

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2 thoughts on “Silver cars less liken to be involved in a serious crash

  1. “Yeah, and taking your own bomb on an airplane really decreases the odds of a terrorist/hijacker bringing one on board as well. “

    LMAO!

    Posted by Nnamdi | December 21, 2003, 10:51 pm
  2. I guess you weren’t kidding when you said you were bored, you’re even reading my ramblings!

    Posted by James T. Johnson | December 21, 2003, 10:56 pm

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