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Here are interesting did-you-knows and facts about cars!

Did you know that...

  • ... the first car used a lever instead of a steering wheel.
  • ... the first vehicle to move under its own power was constructed in 1769.
  • ... in 1904, the world's first speeding ticket was issued in Dayton, Ohio. The driver was doing 19km/h (12mph).
  • ... in 1916, 55% of the cars in the world were Model T Fords. This record still stands.
  • ... it takes 14 grams (half an ounce) of gasoline to start a car.
  • ... it would take 150 years to get to the sun by car at 95km/h (60mph).
  • ... 42 seconds is the record for removing a car engine and replacing it.
  • ... most cars can drive another 95+ km/h (60mph) after they hit empty. This is called the 'buffer zone'.
  • ... parking breaks reduce stress on the transmission while parked and will add years of life to it.
  • ... in Switzerland, it is illegal to slam your car door.
  • ... there are currently 1 billion cars in use on earth.
  • ... about 165.000 cars are produced every day.
  • ... the "new car smile" is composed of over 50 volatile organic compounds.
  • ... it would take less than 6 months to get to the moon by car at 95km/h (60mph).
  • ... the average car has 30.000 parts.
  • ... 92% of all new sold cars in Brazil use ethanol as fuel, which is produced from sugar cane.
  • ... 75% of cars tha Rolls-Royce has ever produced are still on the road today.
  • ... the average American spends about 38 hours a year stuck in traffic.
  • ... the first car accident occured in 1891, in Ohio.
  • ... the odds of dying in a car accident are 1 in 5.000.
  • ... when the car radio was introduced, some states wanted to ban it arguing that it could distract drivers and               cause accidents.
  • ... it is a criminal offence to drive in a dirty car in Russia.
  • ... car wrecks are the number one cause death for Americans under 35.
  • ... in Turkmenistan, car drivers are entitled to 120 liters (31 gal.) of free petrol a month.
  • ... in Los Angeles, there are more cars than people.
  • ... the inventor of cruise control was blind.
  • ... the vehicle with highest mileage covered a total of 4.586.630km (2,850,000miles).
  • ... in 1941, Henry Ford made a car out of soy beans.
  • ... that the safest car color is white.
  • ... airbags kill one person for every 22 they save.
  • ... it takes about 25 hours to build a car, 10 hours of which are for painting.
  • ... the automobile is the most recycled product in the world.