25 Things You Might Not Know About Cars And Driving

In many parts of the world cars are one of those things that you just can’t live without. For some of you it is probably something that you use every single day. But for others it may be a rarity. Either way, we’re sure you’ll find something you didn’t know concerning automobiles in this list. While most people think automobiles were developed by Henry Ford, the Model T car wasn’t developed until 1908. In 1886, more than 20 years prior to that, Karl Benz invented the first official car in Germany. Today his company is known as Mercedes-Benz. What the Model T did accomplish, however, was to become the first car made affordable to the masses. Although cars have changed the way we live our lives in many positive ways, they have also contributed to some negative effects. For example, the number one injury-related cause of death in the world is car accidents. Cars and fuel have also been blamed as major causes of global warming. All of this is the price we pay for the convenience of having our own vehicles. So, whether you drive a car every day or you have never driven one at all, these are 25 Things You Might Not Know About Cars And Driving!

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In many states in the US you can be charged with a DUI even if you are sleeping drunk in a parked car

In many states in the US you can be charged with a DUI even if you are sleeping drunk in a parked carSource: beforeitsnews.com, Image: wikipedia
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In Churchill, Canada residents leave their cars unlocked so that passing pedestrians can take shelter if they happen across a polar bear

In Churchill, Canada residents leave their cars unlocked so that passing pedestrians can take shelter if they happen across a polar bearSource: outsideonline.com, Image: wikipedia

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Somebody once stole Mr Rogers' car but returned it after they realized who he was

Somebody once stole Mr Rogers' car but returned it after they realized who he wasSource: cnn, Image: wikipedia
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The ignition on Porsches is always on the left. This is because they used to be racing cars and drivers could save some time by starting the car with their left hand and shifting into gear with their right

The ignition on Porsches is always on the left. This is because they used to be racing cars and drivers could save some time by starting the car with their left hand and shifting into gear with their rightSource: drive.porsche.com, Image: wikipedia

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Ever since the Indy Car Series switched to Honda engines in 2006, there have been no failures

Ever since the Indy Car Series switched to Honda engines in 2006, there have been no failuresSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


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