Winter brings, beyond the drop in temperatures, a number of weather conditions that seriously compromise road safety. From the rains and snow to the decrease in daylight hours, this climatic combo can have serious consequences if proper attention and caution is not paid behind the wheel.

Obviously, a good attitude on the road can reduce risks but there are also other factors that can increase them. One of them is the color of our car. Vehicles that are finished in a dark paint tone are more likely to suffer from traffic accidents in winter.

As confirmed by the online comparator, experts point out that vehicles with dark bodies imply less visibility on the road for the rest of the drivers. This characteristic, predictably, is aggravated after the time change, when visibility is lower.

Do you have to drive at night? Follow these tips from the DGT to do it safely

To get an idea, in the morning and with light a white car can be seen from 160 meters, while a black one will be seen when there are only 70 meters away. During the night, these distances are reduced to 100 and 30 meters respectively.


For this reason it is essential, especially in winter, check before hitting the road that the car lights are in perfect condition. They are necessary both to see properly and to be visible to other drivers.

In addition to making sure that they all work correctly, it is necessary to know when it is necessary to use one or the other so as not to blind the vehicles in front and equally, It is important to keep them well regulated so that the height at which they illuminate is adequate.

A trick for when visibility is bad on the road is to look at the lines of the road, as they reflect more and are always visible. In the event that even then it is not possible to drive safely, it is best to stop the car and wait for better conditions.