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 7 Car Facts You Didn’t Know

There are a lot of fun facts about cars and drivers that you may not know. Here are some fun facts presented to you by B.B Auto & Tow San Jose.

Fact #1: The average American spends about 38 hours a year stuck in traffic.

For those of you in less industrial areas, this wait time is probably shorter, but for those of us here in San Jose, we’re probably looking at a minimum of 38 hours per year stuck in traffic.

Fact #2: The first car accident occurred in 1891 in Ohio.

The driver of a gasoline-powered auto hit a tree root and crashed right into a hitching post. He and his passenger both suffered minor injuries.

Fact #3: There are approximately 300 million cars on the road in America.

With about 320 million people in America, that’s nearly enough cars for every person to have their own.

Fact #4: There are more cars than people in Los Angeles.

No wonder the traffic is so bad in L.A.

Fact #5: Automobiles are the most recycled consumer product in the world.

It’s a good thing, too, because with all the vehicles out there, we need some way to protect the environment from fossil fuels.

Fact #6: The average person spends 2 weeks of his entire life waiting at the red light.

Yes, it really does take that much time. Here’s hoping the driver in front of you is paying attention when it turns green for 2 seconds.

Fact #7: 90% of drivers sing behind the wheel.

How else are you supposed to pass those 2 weeks of waiting at red lights and the 38 hours per year stuck in traffic?

In case of roadside emergency, don’t hesitate to contact B.B Auto & Tow San Jose at (408) 404-3957.