Car Facts 101

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There are currently about 1 billion actively used cars on Earth today.

Approximately 165,000 cars are produced per day.

Ever wonder what makes up that “new car smell” you love so much? It’s actually made up of over 50 volatile organic compounds.

Feel like taking a trip? It would take you less than 6 months to drive to the moon by car at 60 MPH.

While in prison, Hitler wrote to a Mercedes dealership, begging for a car loan.

The average car is composed of 30,000 parts.

Ninety-two percent of new cars sold in Brazil use Ethanol as fuel which is made from sugar cane.

Seventy-fiver percent of all Rolls Royces ever made are still on the road today.

Did you know that Volkswagen owns Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Audi, Ducati, and Porsche? That’s quite a few brands!

The average American spends about 38 hours a year stuck in traffic.

The chance of dying in an accident is 1 in 5,000.

The number one cause of death for people under 35 is car accidents.

Drivers in Turkmenistan are granted 120 liters of free petrol a month.

In Los Angeles, there are more cars than there are people.

The man who invented cruise control was blind.

The car with the highest mileage belongs to Irvin Gordon. His little two-door red 1966 Volvo P1800S has 34,000 miles to go until he hits 3 million miles, which is nearly equivalent to traveling 1,176 times around the globe.

Most new cars actually fake engine noise through speakers. They would otherwise be quite silent.

In New York City, it’s illegal to honk your car horn unless in case of emergency. Maybe we need one of these laws in Miami!

Seat belts save about 1 life every 6 minutes.

Approximately 95% of a car’s life is spent parked.

Forty percent of the time, drivers never even hit the brakes during a crash.

In the early 20th century, cars were actually seen as the “green” alternative, because horses’ stool were causing excessive pollution.

The world’s fasted street-legal car is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, at 267 MPH.

It costs $8,876 a year on average to maintain a car in the U.S., which is $553,800 in 50 years.

Nevada was the first state top issue licenses for self-driving cars in 2012.

You could fully cook a holiday meal inside a car’s engine compartment if you drove long enough.

As much as 80% of an average car can be recycled.

Fourteen percent of land us in Los Angeles county is used for parking.

The average Bugatti customer has approximately 84 cars, 3 jets, and a yacht.

The co-writer and co-director of the movie “Cars” died in a car crash while the film was still in production.

About 1.25 million people die in traffic accidents a year.

“Highway hypnosis” is a condition in which one has no recollection of their drive to work or school.

If you or someone you love is looking for a Miami car accident, contact us at 1-800-INJURED, so we can take care of you.

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