Officials in Los Angeles are questioning the decision to paint Orange Line buses silver. Designed to give the impression of luxurious speed, the silver buses have been involved in a number of accidents, which leads authorities to wonder if they made a mistake and should've gone with a more visible color. Then again, all of the buses were hit by drivers making illegal turns and running lights. Says LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who sits on the Metropolitan Transit Authority's board of directors, "The problem we've been having is people not paying attention to traffic signals. That's not a color issue." Maybe the problem's the color of the traffic lights, then?
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