• All Purchases made this month instantly go into the draw to win a USD $ 100.00 credit to your HoP account.
 

Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:I just bought a new car. It's red and very zippy. I love it.

And I was thinking as my heart nearly stopped when a cop pulled out behind me with his lights on, and thankfully passed me....someone once told me that cops pull over more red cars than any other color.

Now, it is actually from a study (one more pointless study).

So, do you think that most people with red cars tend to own sporty ones and so drive faster?

OR

Do you think that red cars simply stand out and are a noticable, easy target?


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

Delete Topic

fNi
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York, USA

Total posts: 3354
Posted:or could it be that there are more red cars than any other colored cars?

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more

Delete

Asena
GOLD Member since Aug 2005

Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire, Unit...

Total posts: 3224
Posted:I dont know, silver seems to be extremely popular over here, along with drab greens and blues and really dull non exciting colours... The red ones definately stand out more... so long as its a vibrant red...

Delete

Elanna
SILVER Member since Aug 2003

Elanna

Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.
Location: NJ or DE, USA

Total posts: 2293
Posted:I once heard that people think red cars go faster. tongue

Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?

Pies Jesu Domine *whack*
Dona eis requiem *whack*

Come join us and chat - we're bored! irc.newnet.net #homeofpoi

Delete

say_cheese
SILVER Member since Nov 2005

say_cheese

Brown
Location: Behind You!, United Kingdom

Total posts: 288
Posted:i do think that red cars stand out more than others...?

Official Nutella Fan Club

Go Nutella!

Delete

roarfire
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside, Australia

Total posts: 2676
Posted:I'm from a smallish town and going by the types of drivers around here - everynight on our main street by the lake & skate park people (mainly males I'm afraid) show off their flash cars by doing laps up and down the street and parking near the lake. They race each other from the traffic lights and do burn outs and are generally speedy, reckless drivers.

My point is, is that here, the kinds of cars these idiots have are of all shapes and colours. My job involves me driving around for 5 hours everynight and from what I've seen, their aren't a heap of red ones around anyway.

Cops are around everynight near the lake at night pulling over the speeders, and checking under bonnets for illegal speedy mumbo jumbo.

I think that study is silly. I wouldn't think they'd favour any sort of colour, they'd simply just be doing their job, trying to keep the roads safer by targeting dangerous drivers like they should be.

shrug


.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

Delete

Gnarly Cranium
SILVER Member since Feb 2005

Gnarly Cranium

member
Location: San Francisco, USA

Total posts: 186
Posted:It's actually quite possible. I've heard that insurance for a car can be distinctly more expensive if it's red, depending on the company.

"Ours is not to question The Head; it is enough to revel in the ubiquitous inanity of The Head, the unwanted proximity of The Head, the unrelenting HellPresence of The Head, indeed the very UNYIELDING IRRELEVANCE of The Head!" --Revelation X

Delete

Sethis
BRONZE Member since May 2005

Sethis

Pooh-Bah
Location: York University, United Kingdo...

Total posts: 1762
Posted:Red ones DO go faster... according to the Orks, anyway wink

After much consideration, I find that the view is worth the asphyxiation.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I may disagree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

Delete

Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

Total posts: 7263
Posted:I heard about police in the UK playing snooker with cars colours when they pull them over, that would definately involve more red cars!

Let's relight this forum ubblove

Delete

maus
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

maus

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Sihanoukville, cambodia

Total posts: 4191
Posted:ubblolcar snooker! excellent!

Maybe its something to with the brain,
You associate the colour red with stopping.
Traffic lights/warning signs etc.

So if they're doing random checks and they spot a red car maybe it triggers some sort of reaction in their brain..


Meh...I prefer the snooker idea!


Delete

whiterose


newbie


Total posts: 14
Posted:I have a bright green car and I think that makes people want to beat it up to be honest. People keep touching it and either breaking it or stealing the aerial lol.

As to your question I think it has to do with the number of cars that are a certian colour rather than the colour itself.


Delete

Loki_the_trickster
SILVER Member since Feb 2006

Loki_the_trickster

Has sharp edges
Location: Stuck in the mire, USA

Total posts: 1266
Posted: Written by: Gnarly Cranium


It's actually quite possible. I've heard that insurance for a car can be distinctly more expensive if it's red, depending on the company.



Thats actually true and I hate it because the majority of all cars I have owned have been red.

As for being pulled over because of the colour, well I havent noticed, I get pulled over no matter what colour my car is it seems.


My ADD makes it so that.....Ooooo SHINY.....wanna go ride bikes....wait....where am I.....

Delete

maus
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

maus

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Sihanoukville, cambodia

Total posts: 4191
Posted:You sure that aint your driving!? wink hug

Delete

Loki_the_trickster
SILVER Member since Feb 2006

Loki_the_trickster

Has sharp edges
Location: Stuck in the mire, USA

Total posts: 1266
Posted:ubblol its entirely possible maus ubblol hug
After all I am a bit of a speed demon wink biggrin ubbangel


My ADD makes it so that.....Ooooo SHINY.....wanna go ride bikes....wait....where am I.....

Delete

faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin, USA

Total posts: 3556
Posted:i can't think that it is true simply from my personal experience
my parents have owned red cars for at least 24 years and between the three of us driving we have gotten 4 tickets, and i don't know that they were all tickets. i think one or two of them may have been warnings
one driving to an emergency(i forget which)
my mother has gotten two after while driving under extremly emotional times
that leaves one out and out speeding ticket


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

Delete

NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted: Written by: Sethis


Red ones DO go faster... according to the Orks, anyway wink



WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!

Non-Https Image Link


But seriously, It's most certainly that those who find the need to buy red cars are simply middle aged people desperately trying to relive their youth by speeding and driving irresponsibly?

ubblol


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

Delete

Loki_the_trickster
SILVER Member since Feb 2006

Loki_the_trickster

Has sharp edges
Location: Stuck in the mire, USA

Total posts: 1266
Posted:ubblol ubblol ubblol rolleyes ubblol ubblol ubblol

My ADD makes it so that.....Ooooo SHINY.....wanna go ride bikes....wait....where am I.....

Delete

NOn


activist for HoPper liberation.
Location: ffidrac

Total posts: 1643
Posted:my dad told me that red cars are popular because they are clearly visible in various weather conditions, whereas if you have silver or grey or black you sort of disappear in the fog... but that i would've have thought would make your insurance cheaper, and make the police assume you were a safe and concientious driver, so it would not explain them pulling a red car over more....

I think Dunc's right, it must be car snooker, probably gets a bit difficult when they have to bag a pink or a brown - or if it's pool where do they find stripey cars? they would have to start pulling over ambulances and other police cars


Aurinko freedom agreement reached 10th Sept 2006

if it makes no sense that's because it's NOn-sense.

Delete

Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:NOn, your dad is right. It's why I chose red...it was the brightest color my style came in (if they had yellow...I'd have gotten that.)

I used to have a platinum Malibu. In the sun it was goldish...the color of the pavement on a hot day. In the fog or rain, it was grey. It sucked. I was run off the road more in the few years I owned that car than in my entire life.

I also know that in this area red is the rarer color (other than yellow here). Silver, black and bland are the order of the day.

I think it's all interesting.


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

Delete

Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

Total posts: 4145
Posted:Red cars are pretty... my cars were red smile The 2nd one was even slightly sporty, and yes, people thought I wanted to race them at traffic lights and then realised they had to drive off alone at full speed ubblol

"vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
(G.W. Dahlquist)

Owner of Dragosani's left half

Delete

Sethis
BRONZE Member since May 2005

Sethis

Pooh-Bah
Location: York University, United Kingdo...

Total posts: 1762
Posted: Written by: NYC


But seriously, It's most certainly that those who find the need to buy red cars are simply middle aged people desperately trying to relive their youth by speeding and driving irresponsibly?




So what colour do you drive? tongue

I want a navy car with red racing stripes once I can actually afford a real car rolleyes


After much consideration, I find that the view is worth the asphyxiation.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I may disagree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

Delete

NOn


activist for HoPper liberation.
Location: ffidrac

Total posts: 1643
Posted: Written by: Pele


NOn, your dad is right. It's why I chose red...it was the brightest color my style came in (if they had yellow...I'd have gotten that.)




Red definately most popular in the UK, very few yellow cars, and if you see one you have to punch somebody in the arm... or maybe that's just where i worked smile

I want a emerald green smart car, mind you i'd have to know how to drive first and i still haven't got round to that yet...


Aurinko freedom agreement reached 10th Sept 2006

if it makes no sense that's because it's NOn-sense.

Delete


Similar Topics

Using the keywords [red car*] we found the following similar topics.
1. Forums > UK ID cards [60 replies]
2. Forums > hydrogen powered cars [18 replies]
3. Learn > Cartoons, Fun, Jokes > Pictures, Cartoons, Meme > Problems in the car park at Christmas *help/resource
4. Learn > POI > Stalls > Inverted carry over *help/resource
5. Learn > Staff > Magnetic Batons ( Iso Sticks ) Mr Jeff > Matchus gift card *help/resource

     Show more..