White's All Right
I just started to read the March 10 issue of The Pilot but stopped after reading Jim Dodson’s tirade against white cars to write to you. It looks to me like he never lived in Maine or was blind up there.
I lived in New England for 16 years and bought several new cars, but never a white one. I preferred strong colored ones like red or blue or green.
The philosophy behind it was that I counted on lots of snow in winter, and snow being white motivated me to choose a strong color that would stick out in winter and give me an additional factor of safety.
That’s why white cars in New England and probably most states that border Canada are not too popular.
Here in the South with very limited snow days, I happily chose a white car with the philosophy that white or light shades reflect the heat best, as I counted on a lot of hot sunny days. There is a reason why Middle Eastern inhabitants wear mostly white.
I am glad Dodson chose a silver car, as they also reflect the heat well, and a light silver may appear even white in strong sun light. I would hate to see my favorite columnist sweat unduly in his car.
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