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Author Topic: Does Car Colour Reflect Personality and Car Insurance Prices?  (Read 3607 times)

davewilson

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Does Car Colour Reflect Personality and Car Insurance Prices?
« on: February 16, 2007, 05:40:12 PM »
Is it really true that people with red cars get more speeding tickets than those with green cars? Do insurance companies really determine your premiums based upon the colour of your car? Are the chances of an accident really increased by certain colours? Does the color of your car indicate something about your personality?

Are Red Cars Faster?
Colormatters.com suggests that there may be some truth to the urban legends surrounding car color and speeding tickets… at least anecdotally.

Visitors to that site report that when driving red cars, they seem to get more speeding tickets. Although there seems to be no official statistics, stories like these tend reinforce the urban legend.

If you don't speed, you won't get a speeding ticket, so driving the speed limit is a good idea no matter what colour car you drive.

Colour and Personality
In the United Kingdom, research suggested that the colour of your car says something about your personality type. And accordingly, based on your personality type, your likeliness to be involved in an accident (in the U.K. at least). That research showed that black cars are twice as likely to be involved in crashes as cream-color cars. Whether this is true in the United States is unclear.

Just for fun, here is what the research implied about certain car colors (listed in order of most dangerous to least)1.

10..Black cars .. denote an aggressive personality or someone who's an outsider or rebel.
9..Silver cars.. indicate someone who's cool, calm and slightly aloof.
8..Green cars.. can often be chosen by people with hysterical tendencies.
7..Yellow cars.. signify someone who is idealistic and novelty loving.
6..Blue cars ..are chosen by the more introspective, reflective and cautious driver.
5..Grey cars.. represent those who are calm, sober and dedicated to their work.
4..Red cars.. denote those who are full of zest, energy and drive and who think, move and talk quickly.
3..Pink cars.. are chosen by gentle, loving and affectionate drivers.
2..White cars.. represent status-seeking extrovert drivers.
1..Cream cars.. are the least likely to be involved in accidents and denote self-contained and controlled owners.

To find out what colour you really are take the test at:

http://uk.tickle.com/test/truecolor.html

I turned out to be blue,skip the advert at the end of the questions to reveal your colour:

If anyone gets pink let me know...


The Stig
« Last Edit: February 16, 2007, 05:56:43 PM by The Stig »



Offline Ian

Re: Does Car Colour Reflect Personality and Car Insurance Prices?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2007, 08:58:01 PM »
Brown, but it's not on list, do I exist
An aircraft landing is just a controlled crash.

davewilson

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Re: Does Car Colour Reflect Personality and Car Insurance Prices?
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2007, 09:07:18 PM »
Yes of course you do Ian, but you are supposed to tell the truth on the questions.
Have another go and report back...

The stig

Offline Ian

Re: Does Car Colour Reflect Personality and Car Insurance Prices?
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2007, 09:12:10 PM »
Thought I did tell truth, honestly
An aircraft landing is just a controlled crash.

davewilson

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Re: Does Car Colour Reflect Personality and Car Insurance Prices?
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2007, 09:28:14 PM »
Brown?   We will have to consult with the Wizard on this one.See what other members get before we rush into a conclusion.But it sounds to me that you  just might be a one off.

The Stig

Offline Ian

Re: Does Car Colour Reflect Personality and Car Insurance Prices?
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2007, 09:59:58 PM »
Just ? Might ? One off ? Of course! Such modesty, I know.  8)
An aircraft landing is just a controlled crash.

Offline Ian

Re: Does Car Colour Reflect Personality and Car Insurance Prices?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2007, 10:08:01 PM »
 ::) came up orange this time  :confused:
An aircraft landing is just a controlled crash.

Offline Wizzo

Re: Does Car Colour Reflect Personality and Car Insurance Prices?
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2007, 10:32:22 PM »
I don't know about a one off.

If you drive a brown car, that makes you a number two, doesn't it?  :P
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Offline Ian

Re: Does Car Colour Reflect Personality and Car Insurance Prices?
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2007, 10:44:15 PM »
 :DD pass the paper please
An aircraft landing is just a controlled crash.

Offline Dare

Re: Does Car Colour Reflect Personality and Car Insurance Prices?
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2007, 10:49:54 PM »


  mine says yellow,which I totally disagree with
"The
democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are
willing to work and give to those who would not."
--
Thomas
Jefferson

davewilson

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Re: Does Car Colour Reflect Personality and Car Insurance Prices?
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2007, 10:54:44 PM »
At least you are not brown or pink?

The stig

Offline romephius

Re: Does Car Colour Reflect Personality and Car Insurance Prices?
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2007, 01:05:13 AM »
I got black.........hmmm

davewilson

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Re: Does Car Colour Reflect Personality and Car Insurance Prices?
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2007, 08:42:07 PM »
romephius:
Take care mate:

The Stig

Offline romephius

Re: Does Car Colour Reflect Personality and Car Insurance Prices?
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2007, 08:07:52 AM »
Nah......Stig, i think i am just an outsider..........although I did top 175kph today on the way home from the mines out west.........maybe I am an aggresive driver (at times)

 :o

who knows  :DntKnw:

davewilson

  • Guest
Re: Does Car Colour Reflect Personality and Car Insurance Prices?
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2007, 10:31:08 AM »
Is mining the weekend job romephius?
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