Some of the information we're providing is purely for entertainment, some of it is of a more serious flavor, yet all of it is true.
- Until 1973, whale oil was used in some car transmissions.
- All fifty states have some type of seat belt law.
- Every day, nearly 135 million cars travel on our country's streets, roads, and interstates.
- On average, a driver will curse approximately 32,000 times in their lifetime while operating a car or truck.
- Weekends between midnight and 3 a.m. are the most likely times for a person to be involved in a fatal crash.
- The very first speeding ticket was issued in 1904. The driver was ticketed for zooming at a rate of 12 mph.
- Almost 40% of fatal accidents involve alcohol.
- The first car did not have a steering wheel--drivers steered cars with a lever.
- It takes an airbag 40 milliseconds to fully inflate after an accident.
- The inventor of the windshield wiper was a woman named Mary Anderson.
- Most car accidents occur within three miles of a person's home.
- While you were reading this, approximately four car accidents involving injury occurred somewhere in the United States. (Statistics show that a car accident involving injury occurs approximately every 14 seconds, while a fatal injury related to a car accident occurs every 12 minutes.)