Carefree Car Ownership
Is the myth about red cars true?
If you're planning on buying a new car from the certified dealer, don't shy away from the flashy red sports car just because your friends and family members told you about the myth. According to legend, people who drive red cars are more likely to get speeding tickets. Some argue that the cars simply catch more attention than other vehicles, while others claim that red is a color that dare devils tend to choose. However, experts claim that there's no correlation between the color red and higher volumes of speeding tickets.
According to Snopes.com, a Times reporter in St. Petersburg, Florida conducted an informal survey in 1990 to find out how many red cars were in the area, as well as which ones received tickets. The survey found that there is no discrimination when it comes to red cars, as vehicles with other colors are just as likely to be ticketed. In fact, statistically speaking, it seems that gray cars are more likely to be noticed by police officers.
Now that the myth about colors is finally debunked, there's no reason to limit yourself when it comes to choosing a new vehicle. If red is the hue that brings out the best of your personality, flaunt that eye-catching set of wheels without any shame - but don't press too hard on the pedal!