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Old 10-25-2005, 01:00 PM   #1
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Is it true white Bonnevilles are cursed?

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There was for some time what we feel was an extraordinary amount of accidents, and I personally attribute it to being hard to see during the day in the winter. That could explain some of them.
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Old 10-25-2005, 01:31 PM   #3
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I believe in the curse sadly...

I was rear ended in mine about 3 years ago.
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There was for some time what we feel was an extraordinary amount of accidents, and I personally attribute it to being hard to see during the day in the winter. That could explain some of them.
The same could be said about any white car...
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Old 10-25-2005, 03:18 PM   #5
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The same could be said about any white car...
i had a white 89 sunturd or i mean sunbird. never had a problem with that car and it got killer gas milage. went from cleveland to altana on 13$ worth of gas. of course that was in 1997 though but it was a good lil pos.
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In this article, they state that Silver is at great risk, but NZ doesn't commonly have similar weather or driving conditions like we do. Think of a white car with a snowy background?

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HealthDayNews -- The color of your car might affect your chance of being injured in a road accident, New Zealand researchers report.


Silver cars are less likely to be involved in a crash than autos of other colors, says a report by epidemiologists at the University of Auckland. Their analysis of statistics from a two-year study of auto accidents in Auckland also finds "a significant increased risk of a serious injury" in brown vehicles and a slightly increased risk for black and green cars.


The report comes in a traditionally semi-serious Christmas issue of the British Medical Journal that is devoted to studies determinedly off the beaten track. For example, another study is an analysis of how elderly and disabled pedestrians are depicted on road traffic signs in 119 countries.


But Sue Furness, a research fellow at the university'* School of Public Health who submitted the car-color paper as her dissertation for a master'* degree, stands by the results.


"Our conclusions are valid for the location where the study was done," Furness says. But, she adds, "how valid they are for other settings is questionable because studies haven't been done elsewhere."


Furness says that the study results would influence her choice of a car color, and that the color issue seems to be affecting auto buyers around the world.


"Silver cars are becoming more popular with new car buyers," she says.


A more jaundiced view is taken by Russ Rader, a spokesman for the U.*. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, whose experts went to the trouble of reading the paper with serious intent."The claim that car color could have this effect in reducing accidents is preposterous, but there will be people who read stories about this and think it reflects reality," Rader says.


Vehicle color has sometimes been taken seriously as an issue in highway safety, he acknowledges. Some communities have fire engines painted yellow rather than the traditional red in the belief that they are more easily identifiable, Rader acknowledges. But he adds, "there is no evidence that color has the kind of effect that the authors are finding."


"They have left out things like the driver'* sex, vehicle engine size, vehicle age, and ambient light conditions," all of which can affect auto safety, Rader says.


Using statistics on more than 571 accidents that caused injuries in Auckland, Furness and her colleagues found that the risk of having a serious injury was 50 percent lower in silver cars than in autos that are white, yellow, gray, red or blue.


"Increasing the proportion of silver cars could be an effective passive strategy to reduce the burden of injury from car crashes," they write.


But, they do add, "the extent to which these results are generalizable to other settings is open to question."


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But if you dig farther into their data, they show WHITE as the #2.

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My white 91 has been hit, in the rear( no damage ) I have rear ended a guy, who had a guy in front of him come to a dead stop in the middle of the road... The guy in front of me hit the guy in front of him, I hit the guy in front of me... My car was somewhat side swipped... Rear door( drivers side )... Got hit in the Circuit city parking lot right under a light... ( no damage, it was hit by a plastic saturn )... I know I have to be missing something... The 95 was hit once in the front, no damage at all... And I had the 95 2 years before I ever got the 91....LOL


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My white one got stolen. Point made.
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silver 89le got tbonned in the winter
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suprisingly with me owning a 92 whit bonne and previously a 93 white lumina i went into the winter months knowing im in a white car so i drove more cautiously and was more aware of my surrounds and them guys in green cars. unfortunitly as hard as i could to avoid them they side swipped me in a school parking lot while smoking their tires in the snow. and ironically it was one of them annoying grand ***** drivers(you know the stuck up ones that think they are gods gift
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