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post #1 of 19 Old 06-02-2017, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Red Sports car attract police myth

Always thought this was a myth, but 30min into a overnight test drive of a red cayman, i got pulled over for being 10mph over the limit. Have not been pulled over in atleast 10years and wasn't driving any different to how I normally do in my silver SUV. Live in a city where the police don't focus on traffic offenses, but clearly the red focused their attention .
That myth has been confirmed.
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Always thought this was a myth, but 30min into a overnight test drive of a red cayman, i got pulled over for being 10mph over the limit. Have not been pulled over in atleast 10years and wasn't driving any different to how I normally do in my silver SUV. Live in a city where the police don't focus on traffic offenses, but clearly the red focused their attention .
That myth has been confirmed.
I think that's probably more to do with the fact that a sports car in general tends to focus they're attention rather than the colour (anything bright won't help though). In saying that I drove my Guards Red 981 for nigh on five years without getting pulled. On certain roads such as our motorways (where you're most likely to get a ticket) I make a real point of never exceeding what the majority are doing. Although it's not really that hard in the U.K as pretty much everyone is above the limit anyway (The British see a 70 mph hour sign & interpret it to mean you can safely get away with a little over 80 mph, or 85mph with a quick dab on the brakes at the first sign of Police). I hope you got away with nothing more than a word about your future behaviour & no ticket.
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Unfortunately I had to make a us$200 donation. Oh well
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I ordered a Guards Red Cayman and I don't really care about myth or not.
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Red definitely stands out a bit more but I really doubt that myth haha. They used to say red cars make you pay more insurance as well because it was a "race" color
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IDK, I had a red 997 turbo and never got a ticket. Drove my daughter's stupid blue Prius and got nailed for 12 over. Maybe the cop hated "snowflakes".
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I have no idea what attracts police attention. I was once trailed for 15 minutes because I accelerated a bit rapidly in a grey car--even though I never exceeded the speed limit.

I remember seeing a major study that showed that red cars were often driven harder and had the most accidents of any colour on a percentage basis. Yellow was the safest colour.

Fortunately I like yellow cars and my Boxster is Racing Yellow.

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There have been many different studies & one of the latest in 2013 showed "WHITE" to be the safest & that "BLACK" cars were 47% more likely to be involved in accident than other colours. "BLACK" was actually found to be 12% more likely to be in an accident than "WHITE" during daylight & at night or when light is starting to fail then it's pretty obvious why they have so many more accidents. Another study came to the conclusion that a particular shade of yellow was the best & that shade was "LIME YELLOW", however it was closely followed by "WHITE" which is more acceptable to most. Personally I think Lime Yellow might look good on a sports car (until you see it, it's kind of hard to tell). I saw the "Lime Green" car pictured below in the flesh a while back & I've got to be honest, as in your face as that was, I rather liked it. Also, if anyone fails to see that on the road then they seriously need their eyes tested.
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Two other things I meant to mention. Sorry to hear about your fine Capeli & I really must start proof reading my posts a little more before the edit time runs out, so that I don't leave stupid mistakes like "they're" instead of "their" in place.
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I love the yellow to look at, not sure about the lime yellow though. Given the number of yellow cars on the road I'm not sure that the sample size is big enough to come to the conclusion that yellow is the safest color. I might need to pull out my old statistics text book here.?
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