Law enforcement officers are responsible for enforcing driving laws and regulations to maintain the safety of all drivers and pedestrians on the roadways. Traffic citations are issued when an individual has violated any of these laws. Receiving a traffic citation may seem unwarranted at times. For instance, a vehicle that is following the flow of traffic with several other vehicles and he or she is the only one pulled over for the speeding violation may seem unfair. Subconsciously, there may be several psychological factors that police use to determine who the best candidate to receive the citation is.

The color of a vehicle may inadvertently convey certain characteristic traits about the individual driving it. Whether the association of the color and the personality is accurate or not, the automatic assumption may be unavoidable. For instance, the color red may be associated with high energy and speediness. People who drive red cars may be automatically labeled as an aggressive individual that demands instant gratification and attention from others. The five least likely car colors to receive a traffic citation listed below may provide a better understanding of the psychology of color.

5. White

The color white portrays purity and inexperience. Just as it is used as the traditional color for a wedding dress, a white vehicle may also exhibit a sense of innocence. The color white is compatible with most vehicle designs and may be considered the safest color due to the high visibility at night as well as during the day.

4. Brown

Brown is a classic color that may exude a down-to-earth type of personality. Safety and practicality are also associated with this color. It is often overlooked as it does not draw much attention on the highway. Brown cars are also very efficient at hiding dirt and there are many shades of brown to choose from making it easy to find a shade that fits well with the vehicle and the personality of the individual driving it.

3. Green

The color green promotes serenity and a sense of optimism. Individuals driving green vehicles may be seen as having an agreeable nature. The sense of loyalty and tranquility associated with the color green may persuade others to think the driver is responsible, fun-loving and in control. Owning and driving a green-colored vehicle may evoke feelings of goodness and support feelings of happiness and confidence.

2. Blue

Similar to green, the color blue is associated with happiness and harmonious emotions. Drivers that gravitate towards a blue color are likely to be calm and have a positive outlook on life. These qualities make drivers of blue vehicles seem responsible and careful in regards to driving. This is true for almost all shades of blue ranging from light blue to metallic.

1. Gray or Silver

One of the most popular colors out there, gray or silver may blend in more than any other vehicle color. The color silver demonstrates elegance and composure. Drivers of silver or gray-colored vehicles may be thought of as conscientious, hard-working and the average law-abiding citizen. One advantage of the silver-colored vehicle is the tendency to reflect any light emitted during nighttime hours making these cars more visible in the dark. In addition, silver or gray is the standard color for almost every make and model which gives buyers a wider variety to choose from when shopping for a new vehicle.

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