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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-20-03, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Silver cars safer: study
December 20, 2003

WANT to stay safer on the roads this Christmas? Travel in a silver car.

That was the conclusion of a team of New Zealand researchers, who found in a two-year study that people are less likely to suffer serious injuries in road accidents if they drive a silver vehicle.

Even when the figures were adjusted to take into account the driver's age, sex, alcohol consumption, seat-belt use, vehicle age and road condition, the study concluded there was a significant reduction in risk of injury in silver cars.

Those in silver cars were half as likely to be involved in a crash resulting in serious injury than those who travelled in white cars.

With five times the silver vehicle risk of serious injury, brown car passengers fared the worst in the survey, published in the British Medical Journal today.

Black cars were almost as bad as brown, and green cars fared little better.

People travelling in grey, yellow, blue and red vehicles were about as likely as white car passengers to be badly injured in a car accident.

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

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that better be BS. Not taking into account the demographic of the driver is just st00pid.

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Do these people really have nothing better do with their lives then come up with this crap. I mean shouldn't they be studing new equipment, materials ect. 2 years!!! that information could almost be processed in a week.
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and what pisses me off is the fact that the government gives out grants to these hobo's to go and sicover this sort of useless crap.

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Yay I have a silver car!

What a bloody stupid statistic to study, glad it was fielded by kiwi's.

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Thats ridiculous. No justification behind their statement either , Unless they mean off night, Im perplexed at how they came to this conclusion.

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Yay I have a silver car!

What a bloody stupid statistic to study, glad it was fielded by kiwi's.

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Silver cars can actually be the hardest to see in bright glare or bad weather I'd rather be in a bright car that people see coming really. Shame for me people who I don't want to see me always seem to notice my orange car tho :(
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pffft !

There are holes in that study you could push a silver BUS through...
One more proof that university education doesn't mean you have a clue

Thank god it wasn't done in Au. NZ Taxpayers should demand their money back from the monkeys who produced this drivel.
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Ok I have a silver car does that mean if i'm high on marjuana and pissed as a goat i'm more likely to make it home from the pub than a sober person with a black car?
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