15 Fun Facts About Cars and Driving

Cars are a significant part of our life. We drive our cars to get to the grocery store, to pick our children up from school, or commute to work, for example. Here are a few fun facts about cars and driving that you may have never heard before.


  1. Using cruise control on the highway often increases fuel efficiency.
  2. The average person spends 2 weeks of their entire life waiting at red lights.
  3. The first speeding ticket was issued in 1902.
  4. The first car accident occurred in 1891, in Ohio.
  5. It would take more than 150 years for a car to drive to the sun.
  6. You pay 8 times more for a gallon of grand latte at Starbucks than a gallon of gas.
  7. Most American car horns beep in the key of F.
  8. The U.S. has paved enough roads to circle the earth 150 times.
  9. The position of the exit number on the highway information sign informs you if you will be exiting right or left. If the number is aligned with the left, then the exit will be on the left. If it’s aligned with the right, the exit will be on the right.
  10. In the U.S. the seat belt law varies by state.
  11. The average car is made up of around 30,000 parts.
  12. About 165,000 cars are produced every day.
  13. It would take less than 6 months to get to the moon by car at 60mph.
  14. Up to 80% of an average car is recyclable.
  15. 35% of the world’s population drives on the left side of the road.








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