For fun, on this blog we are bringing you some fun and bizarre car facts that you may not have known!

  1. The world’s first speeding ticket was issued in 1902.  The vehicle was traveling at 12 mph.
  2. The man that invented cruise control was blind. Ralph Teetor in 1948 out of frustration of riding in a car driven by his lawyer who kept speeding up and slowing down as talked.
  3. There were 268.8 million vehicles in US in 2016.  Last count of worldwide cars on the road was 1.2 billion in 2014.
  4. The 1st drive-in gas station opened in Pittsburgh PA in 1913. The station offered free water and air and was staffed 24 hours a day.
  5. The Ford F-series nameplate has appeared on more vehicles than any other with more than 29.3 million F-series trucks having been produced. 
  6. The average car has 30,000 parts.
  7. The average US Commuter spends about 42 hours a year stuck in traffic.
  8. It is a criminal offence to drive around in a dirty car in Russia.
  9. 95% of a car’s lifetime is spent parked
  10. In 1900, 40% of American Cars were powered by steam, 38% by electricity and 22% by gasoline.
  11. The top speed at the world’s first automobile race was 15mph in 1895
  12. 20% of all American meals are eaten in the car

Sources: Ohio History Central, Post-Gazette, Guinness World Records, Upjohn Institute,,, Newsweek, Business Insider,,