A 20-year study updated in 2013 revealed that black cars are up to 47 percent more likely to be involved in an automotive accidents than cars of any other color. This phenomenon is due to the low visibility of black-colored cars, especially during twilight hours.
During daylight, black vehicles are 12 percent more likely than white cars to be involved in an accident. Not only are cars with low-visibility colors more likely to be involved in any crash, they are also more likely to be in a severe or life-threatening accident. Other low-visibility colors include blue, silver, gray, red and dark green. White cars are the safest cars to drive due to their high visibility during daylight and at dusk and dawn.