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Did You Know? 9 Fun and Interesting Car Facts

November 15, 2016

 

Cars are a common topic of conversation for many people. Vehicles play a huge role in today’s crazy and hectic society. To be without your car for a day can really throw a wrench in your plans.

How will you get to work? Who will pick up the kids from school? How are you going to run to the grocery store after carting your teenagers to soccer and football practice?

Our cars allow us to live life to the fullest by taking us where we want to go.

Here are nine interesting facts about one of mankind’s greatest inventions—the automobile.

  • In the year 1925, a Ford automobile cost approximately $625. My, how times have changed! Most of us pay more than that to go on a cheap vacation.

  • The “Tata Nano” is the world’s cheapest car and is manufactured in India. Brand new, it costs approximately $2,000 US.

  • After an accident, an airbag should only take 40 milliseconds to inflate.

  • The most recycled product in the world is the automobile.

  • In an average lifespan, you will spend two weeks waiting on lights to turn green.

  • The first traffic death ever to occur was in 1896 when a lady died after being hit by a passing car.

  • In 1902, the first speeding ticket was given.

  • The most expensive car in the world is the Bugatti Veyron, which carries a price tag of $2,500,000.

  • The world’s longest traffic jam happened in 1980 between Paris and Lyon on the French Autoroute. The jam was 110 miles long.

Cars are amazing inventions that have become essential in our modern world. Stop by Callaway Chrysler to learn about some of our most popular vehicles including our all-new Jeep models.

 

 

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