This stolen Nissan Pintara was involved in an armed robbery and shooting near Bonville in February.
This stolen Nissan Pintara was involved in an armed robbery and shooting near Bonville in February.

Opinion: Batting for white cars

CAR cricket was always a great way to spend time as a child while sitting in the back seat of the family car.

When I was a youngster - well back in the last century - the game worked that you got five or 10 runs for all cars that passed in the opposite direction except Holdens.

If a Holden came past you were out.

That dates me in two ways - one, the percentage of Holdens was much higher back then, and two, car designs between brands were a lot more distinctive and it was easier to tell them apart.

In more recent times I've played car cricket with white cars as the ones you want to avoid. White cars have long been dominant on the roads for good reason. They are easy to see under any circumstances (apart from blizzards, I guess).

That seems to back up the thoughts of many of our readers who agree black cars are harder to see when approaching on our dark-coloured roads.

In the end the colour of cars make little difference (although it's often said red one go faster) but just a bit of extra safety may be all the difference you need to stay safe.



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