Pink car drivers 'make most claims'
I thought this would be an interesting topic to start. These are insurance company figures.
Anyone thinking of brightening up their motoring with a garishly-coloured car should think twice after research showed pink car owners make the most insurance claims.
Figures from car insurers esure seem to dispel the myth that bright cars are safest by showing that one in four pink car drivers registered with the firm have claimed on their insurance.
The safest coloured car is sky blue, with just one in 10 drivers having lodged a claim.
Esure drew up the tables from more than 70,000 claims made to the company. Claims for pink cars account for fewer than 1%.
The second most dangerous cars are the much-maligned black vehicles, with 22% of drivers having lodged a claim. Yellow and mauve car owners are also frequent claimants, on 22%, with silver car drivers on 20%.
Among the safest colours are beige (16%), white (17%) and bronze (18%). And only 18.4% of red car drivers - who have a reputation for driving fast - have made a claim.
Commenting on the figures, esure head of claims Gordon Hannah said: "The ever increasing palate of colours available on cars, and the introduction of removable colour panels on some, means the fashion conscious really can match their car to their wardrobe.
"People think the brighter a car is the safer it is, simply due to its visibility. However, there are lots of other factors to consider, such as the types of drivers likely to choose particular colours as their lifestyle badge, or the cars' attractiveness to thieves."
Story filed: 17:19 Wednesday 1st October 2003
The White Curse must not affect all vehicles.
At least I have a positive attitude about my destructive habits.