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Car colour and risk of car crash injury: population based case control study

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7429.1455 (Published 18 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1455

Another study

An interesting study.
There seem to be too many variables for a conclusive result. One that
can't be
addressed in a study in a single location is climate: as other
correspondents
have said, snow and overcast conditions will make a significant
difference.
There's another study at http://www.officeofroadsafety.wa.gov.au/Research/
crash_stats_analysis/7-3.html .
As the URL suggests, it has been done in Western Australia, a lightly-
populated
and mostly hot, dry and sunny area.
The difference between silver and white is insignificant, but both rate
well.
The worst colours? WA landscape colours.
I'm shopping for a car. It won't be brown.

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18 January 2006
Malcolm Tattersall
Writer
Townsville, Queensland, Australia