You’ve probably heard about the urban legend that says drivers in red cars are pulled over by police officers more often than drivers in cars of other colors.
The rumor persists, but is there any truth to it?
Read on to find out.
Drivers in White Cars Receive the Most Traffic Citations
According to recent studies, drivers in white cars receive the lion’s share of traffic citations throughout the United States. In fact, white cars make up about 25% of the traffic population, and they receive 19% of all traffic citations.
In contrast, red cars make up 14% of the traffic population, yet they receive 16% of all traffic citations.
As you can see, there is some truth to the rumor. Even though red cars don’t receive the majority of the overall traffic citations each year, drivers in red cars do receive a disproportionate number of citations related to the number of red cars there are on the road.
However, gray cars make up a total of 6% of the traffic population, but they account for 10% of the total number of traffic citations. That’s a difference of 4%, compared to a 2% difference for red cars.
We’re Here to Help
Even though red cars may not receive the majority of traffic citations issued each year, that doesn’t mean they’re immune to accidents. It’s still possible for anyone to be involved in an injury-sustaining car accident at any time. If this has happened to you through no fault of your own, you may be owed compensation. Let our team see if we can help you recover it.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, our lawyers at Whiting Hagg & Dorsey, LLP may be able to help you receive the settlement you deserve. Give us a call at (605) 519-6136 or fill out an online contact form.