White cars may be a bit boring, but a recent study from The RAC Foundation showed that light-colored cars were up to 12-percent less likely to get into a serious accident than darker colored vehicles. Statistics also showed that the accidents that the lighter colored cars did get into were also less severe. The study was done in Australia with all accidents resulting in death, injury, or the car being towed between 1987 and 2004.
While light-colored cars were definitely safer, they also had a lower resale value. Over the 18 years covered in the study, white cars were worth up to £500 less than darker colors. Darker colors were also much more popular than colors on the other end of the spectrum, which helps explain why lighter colors commanded less money on resale. We guess only the white 2008 Taurus is the safest car in America.
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