40 Rare Car Facts Most Drivers Never Heard About
Date: 2020-03-01 11:00:14
With more than a billion cars in the world nowadays, it’s astonishing that we can remember where we parked the darn thing. Yep. It’s amazing how little people know about their own vehicles! Like, have you ever wondered what the world’s most favorite car color is? No, it’s not puce. How much of your car is recyclable? Or why does your turn signal make this annoying clicking sound?
By the way, did you know that electric cars aren’t a recent invention? In 1900, almost 40% of all cars were electric. Around 40% of vehicles were powered by steam, and a bit more than 20% were fueled by gasoline!
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– The average family car spends 95% of its lifetime parked.
– A dashboard was originally a wooden part attached to the front of a carriage pulled by a horse.
– More than 250 million car tires are thrown away every year.
– The world’s first speeding ticket was issued in 1904. The offender was going at a speed of 12 miles per hour in the area with a speed limit of 8 miles per hour.
– The average driver spends 5 months of their life waiting in their car at red lights.
– In 1960, $3,000 would have bought you a brand-new car, for example, Buick Le Sabre.
– When asked, more than 90% of drivers confess they regularly sing behind the wheel.
– Up to 75% of all the Rolls Royce cars ever made are still on the road these days!
– The largest speeding fine ever was a reported $290,000 ticket a Swiss motorist got in Switzerland.
– There are about 1.2 billion cars in the world these days. For comparison, in 1986, there were only 500 million.
– The last car that still had a cassette player was the Ford Crown Victoria in 2011.
– The three-point seat belt saves one life every six minutes. By the way, this safety measure was invented by Volvo in 1959.
– Almost 80% of the average car is recyclable. In some countries, automobile recycling is one of the largest industries.
– White is the world’s most favorite car color.
– Several decades ago, Japan was the world’s leading car manufacturer. These days, it’s only the third — after China and the USA.
– Not more than 65% of the world’s population drive on the right side of the road.
– Driver surveys show that 16% of all car owners never wash their cars
– When Mary Anderson invented the first effective windshield wipers, they were considered an unnecessary distraction until drivers realized they were game changers.
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