In a recent head-scratching move, an insurer has called for fire engines to be painted yellow citing research that red is difficult to see at night.

You would think the flashing lights and screaming sirens would be enough to help make their presence known. said research shows yellow is the safest and most effective colour.

Perhaps The Beatles had safety in mind when they named the song The Yellow Submarine.

If that’s the case, Backchat wonders what’s next?

Will the Red Cross become the Yellow Cross? Instead of being “in the red” will companies soon be “in the yellow”?

If the research is to be believed, drivers may soon have a valid excuse for running a red light. It would be interesting to see what implications this could have on claims.