9 Fun Car Facts

  1. Did you know there are more than a billion cars on roads all over the world? That doesn’t include off-road or heavy motor vehicles. That’s a whole lot of cars!
  1. The United States ranks fourth in cars per capita, surpassed by the tiny nations of Monaco and Lichtenstein. Surprising, isn’t it?
  1. Self-driving cars are legal in California—thanks to Google— as long as they have a human on board as a backup driver. Google executives keep telling us that driverless cars will be on the road in great numbers within a few years. Imagine what that will do to our California auto insurance quotes from california-insurance.net  Not to mention our nerves.
  1. Remember when people used to try to cram as many people as possible into a Volkswagen? Well, they’re doing the same thing with Smart Cars. One group found that 19 girls can be crowded into a Smart Car. They didn’t say if it could be driven or not. Draw your own conclusion.
  1. Statistics on traffic patterns show that the slowest drive times in Los Angeles are on Thursday nights after work. In fact, of every hour an LA driver spends in the car, some 40 minutes of it is sitting still due to heavy traffic. It’s no surprise that LA has five of the top 10 most congested freeways in the U.S.
  1. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a nonprofit concerned with reducing death, injury and property damage on the road. They also run tests to evaluate how crash-worthy cars are as well as how the car’s technology can lessen a crash’s severity or even prevent one.
  1. Some cars are more fun to drive than others. Some people think a sports car is the most fun to drive, while others are into the off-road experience. They are two very different experiences.
  1. Some cars steal the scene in movies from the actors. The 1981 DeLorean did just that in the movie Back to the Future. It is iconic. How about the Batmobile?  And who can forget the 1968 Mustang GT 390 that took to the streets of San Francisco in the movie Bullitt. Those hilly streets were quite a ride! Yes, some cars really do have more sex appeal than the actors they share a movie with!
  1. So, are hot cars the ones most often stolen? Not at all. That honor belongs to the lowly Honda Accord and Civic. Go figure!