You may want to ditch your Uber for a yellow cab. Turns out you're less likely to get in an accident if you do.
A new study found that brightly colored cars are involved in fewer accidents just because the color yellow is more visible.
Researchers analyzed Singapore's largest cab company for over 3 years and after ruling out differences in driving speed, number of stops and distance covered as factors, color was the primary reason.
Results showed yellow taxis were involved in 9% fewer accidents than blue ones. The classic yellow colored cabs have been around since 1907 when the chicago Yellow Cab Company chose the color based on a survey that said yellow was the most noticeable color.
So next time you hail a cab, make sure its a yellow one and maybe throw in an extra trip for a safer ride!
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Inspector Walsh (right, with notepad) condemns a taxicab after the New York City's Mayor's Bureau of Licenses passed new ordinance regulating taxicab meters, August 1913. (Photo by Buyenlarge/Getty Images)
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