Myth: Red cars get more tickets and have higher insurance rates

By Jonathan van Ekelenburg

Red is a bold colour for anything, including a car, and it grabs the human eye very easily. Because of this, red cars can attract more attention than some other coloured cars. However, there are no official studies that show red cars are actually ticketed more than other cars, and officers do not have any kind of mandate to issue more tickets to red cars.

Some drivers also believe that a red car will receive a higher premium rate from an insurance provider, but there are no known policies that change insurance rates based on the colour of a car.

These myths probably came from the fact that a red car simply attracts more attention from everyone, including police officers. A red car that is speeding is more likely to be noticed among other speeding cars simply because it is standing out.

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