Car insurance: Red theft light for owners of blue cars

Thursday, 14 September 2006

Blue car owners could face a greater risk of being the victims of car crime, according to new research.

A survey of 2,500 owners by a security firm discovered that 25 per cent of all cars that have been stolen or broken into are blue, whilst yellow cars are the least likely colour to be targeted by criminals because they stand out.

Red car owners were 22 per cent likely to be the victims of crime and 13 per cent of silver vehicle owners admitted they had experienced some form of car vandalism or theft.

The results could mean that blue car owners could face buying a high car insurance premium because they are forced to claim on their motor insurance policy regularly.

However, a spokesman for the Association of Chief Police Officers said that the results of the colour survey were not a complete surprise, especially as a large number of cars on UK roads are blue rather than yellow.

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