Hue Knew? Aussies' Black Cars Most Likely to Crash

Adrian Imonti
by Adrian Imonti

According to a study by Monash University Accident Research Centre, silver vehicles are 10 percent more likely to crash than their white counterparts. While black vehicles are even more hazardous to one’s vehicular health– accident rates are 12 percent higher than white cars'– the Aussie researchers are particularly keen to diss silver. One-third of new vehicles sold Down Under sport this hazardous hue. Dr. Stuart Newstead attributes the bent silver fenders to the color’s low contrast, particularly in fading light and cloudy conditions. Newstead recommends using headlights or daytime running lights to improve visibility. Better still, buy a white car. Representatives from the Oakland Raiders and BMW designer Chris “Axles of White Power” Bangle were unavailable for comment.

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  • JJ JJ on Nov 26, 2007
    Whenever I see a black Australian made car, I want to hit it. Yeah, you really have to hate those black Australian made cars Still I was going to make the point Nemphre makes. Maybe in some years time it will be different again, if white remains the new silver like it was last year, and other people than just the careful "I don't want to spend money on a nice color for my car" crowd goes and buys white cars. Nice reference to the "axles of white power" too by the way. Although, all this attention to Axles of white power, Quandt family...Is someone trying to undermine BMW's image?
  • Yankinwaoz Yankinwaoz on Nov 26, 2007

    I've noticed that most cars down here are white. Black cars are rare. Of course, owning a black car in summer can be a toasty experience.

  • TexasAg03 TexasAg03 on Nov 26, 2007

    Press release from Jesse Jackson: "This proves that Australians are racists and should pay reparations to all black car owners."

  • Nick Nick on Nov 26, 2007

    That Mustang is hideous.