Friday, October 6, 2006

What Color is Your Car?

Remind me to stop clicking on those dumb pretend news links on the AOL Welcome screen -- such a complete waste of time. Meanwhile, since I did decide to click on one, there was a study done in England about the car colors that get into the most accidents, supposedly because they are a reflection of the personalities of the people who drive them.  Needless to say there was a disclaimer -- they don't know whether the statistics apply to Americans or not, but it must have been a slow news day because AOL posted it for its USA readers. 

The car colors are listed in order of most likely to have an accident.  I drive a black Jeep. I'll cop to outsider and rebel. But I'm a pussycat behind the wheel. Nothing bothers me. I don't even have to use my horn. I also drive slower than the speed limit in the right lane. Yeah, go figure. The only accident I ever had was years ago in a red rental car when some woman at a stop sign lost her mind and decided to pull out right in front of me. Even then I managed to turn my car parallel to hers instead of her car hitting me broadside or vice versa. So na na na na na.

1. Black cars denote an aggressive personality or someone who's an outsider or rebel.
2. Silver cars indicate someone who's cool, calm and slightly aloof.
3. Green cars can often be chosen by people with hysterical tendencies.
4. Yellow cars signify someone who is idealistic and novelty loving.
5. Blue cars are chosen by the more introspective, reflective and cautious driver.
6. Gray cars represent those who are calm, sober and dedicated to their work.
7. Red cars denote those who are full of zest, energy and drive and who think, move and talk quickly.
8. Pink cars are chosen by gentle, loving and affectionate drivers.
9. White cars represent status-seeking extrovert drivers.
10. Cream cars are the least likely to be involved in accidents and denote self-contained and controlled owners.


mosie1944 said...

Hmmmmm.... where would a brown horse fit into this picture?

ladeeoftheworld said...

I own a white car, but I really wanted a cream car.  Does that count?

mombzbe said...

My Mom-mobile is silver.
I'll try to remember "cool, calm, and slighty aloof" the next time I'm shaking my fist and uttering obscenities under my breath because I got cut off a little too closely.
I've learned I can use "jackass" as a noun AND a verb.  The kids just can't get a better education than that...

somenuttychic said...

A black Jeep suits your personality just fine.

screaminremo303 said...

I dream of a day when the driver of a car will be measured not by the color of their car, but by the contents of their traffic citation.

Press hard - you're making five copies.

thisismary said...

It could be the full moon, it might be the alcohol that I have consumed -- but Remo's comment has me laughing so hard that I am crying.

psychfun said...

I saw an emerald green truck today. It was cool! Well I had a red Z24 & the Vroom Vroom fit my personality now more than my silver Saturn Vue but I love the SUV! :-) I think I am slower & calmer now...hmmm.

I'm surprised Remo didn't chirp in about the colors then for officers cars per town. Hmmm! Funny you never see any pink officer cars! HA! Have you seen that Hello Kitty Car Ha! And geez we got all those Mary Kay ladies out there & those champaign cadillacs & I had a Daytona in the color.

rebuketheworld said...

Everyone I knows that drives black cars are way into materialism...maybe I should redefine rebel,,,lol


onemoretina said...

Thank goodness I traded in green for gold.  On the other hand, what does gold mean?   Tina

z7snowflake said...

yeah those are stupid statistics

suzypwr said...

I ask for the color closest to dirt so I don't have to wash it often. Last time was 17 months ago. I am not sure I fit in this study? I hope to wash it today. Nice and warm, sunny, no wind. Maybe I can do it again next year.


swibirun said...

What about the dudes driving a car in 7 shades of primer?