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Old 01-12-2004, 05:20 PM   #1
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Default 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.
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woohoo mines white so I might not have the "white curse" I think the people with pink cars do it on purpose to get rid of it
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Purple'* not on the list, why you may ask? They couldn't catch the drivers, they're too happy and fast.
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"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"
Noo.. REALLY... LOL.
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I dont know about all that...whens the last time you've seen a pink car? the last production pink was probably a caddy in 50'*.
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Think this color would be visible?

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That is interesting about the colors but my bonneville is white and I find that a lot of people want to pull out in front of me. One of these days I am going to plow into these people. I spend most of my time on the highway doing at least 70 mph and the older generation I guess can't see the white flash coming their way.
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i dont like people who pull out into you i too have a white car and i HAVE been bitten by the curse.... even tho some people try to say its all the drivers fault *cough*christy*cough*
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Oh you'd be suprized... They left out the fact that only high end lux. cars are pink. T-bird and DTS cadillac.
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i dont like people who pull out into you i too have a white car and i HAVE been bitten by the curse.... even tho some people try to say its all the drivers fault *cough*christy*cough*
Jeez...some people can't take a joke...

Does mine count as beige???

--Christine
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