For a change of pace, we thought we would share a few interesting car facts. Did you know…?

  • During a crash, 40% of drivers never even hit their brakes.
  • When the car radio was introduced, some states wanted to ban them, arguing that they could distract drivers and cause car accidents.
  • It is a criminal offense to drive a dirty car in Russia.
  • Up to 19 people can be jammed into a smart car.
  • In Los Angeles, there are more cars than people.
  • The first car accident occurred in 1891 in Ohio.
  • In 1941, Henry Ford made a car out of soybeans.
  • 75% of the cars Rolls Royce has ever produced are still on the road today.
  • The average car has 30,000 parts.
  • 165,000 cars are produced each day.
  • The “New Car Smell” is composed of 50 thousand volatile toxins.

Photo credit: Doug Kerr