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.
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