Weird Driving Facts Gathered From The World Over!
Have you ever sat and wondered when the first speeding ticket was issued?
How many cars there are in the world?
We want to take a look at 10 of the weirdest driving facts from around the Globe.
Lets Dive In!
Did You Know?
1. Russia - It is a criminal offence to drive around in a dirty car.
It's Bad news for all those that hate washing their car! factually In Russia, it is illegal to drive around in a car that is deemed dirty by the traffic police, the penalty being an on the spot fine. Yep!
2. There are more cars than people in Los Angeles alone.
There are 3.9 million people in Los Angeles and 6.4 million cars, how crazy is that?
3. The world’s first speeding ticket was issued in 1896
Walter Arnold was travelling through Kent at four times the legal limit when he got caught and was issued a speeding ticket.
The limit back then was just 2mph and Walter Arnold was going at 8mph. "Mad huh?"
4. 1.2 billion cars are currently in use around the world
In comparison to the world’s population, that’s around one car for every seven people on the planet. It’s thought that this will have increased to 2 billion by the 2035!
5. The average British driver spends around 99 days of their life stuck in traffic, believe it?
its bad news for British drivers! As Reports state that us Brits will spend an average of around 99 days of our life stuck in traffic up and down the country. London being the worst off and spending up to 1 hour a day in traffic, at least.
6. The man who invented cruise control was blind, yes, blind!
If you’re a fan of cruise control then you have a man called Ralph Teetor to thank for the invention! Back in 1948 he filed the patent for cruise control, after getting into a car with his lawyer (who was not a great driver).
But despite inventing a device that controls the speed of the car automatically, Teetor couldn’t actually drive himself as he was completely blind.
7. Denmark charges a tax of 150% on all new car purchases.
The high costs of running a car are well known to motorists all over the planet but Denmark’s high road tax is unheard of elsewhere as we know it.
The Nordic nation’s Vehicle Registration Tax is 150% on all cars bought over 81,700 kroner.
8. In Spain it is illegal to drive in certain shoes. (Ladies take note if you're off there)
This is a good one to know before you hit sunny Spain on your summer holidays in 2020, If you drive in flip-flops, backless shoes, high heels or barefoot in Spain you could face a fine of EUR 200, crazy or what?
9. While in Slovenia you mustn’t indicate as you approach a roundabout
Instead you only indicate to show when you’re leaving the roundabout.
10. Costa Rica it is ok to drink at the wheel as long as you stop before you get drunk, madness!
Driving in general around Costa Rica can be dangerous, but this isn’t helped by the fact that many people get behind the wheel after drinking, and even drink behind the wheel!
In Costa Rica it’s not illegal to do this as long as you stop before you get drunk, how many brits would do this?
10.1 It is a legal requirement in France for you to carry your own breathalyser.
Yep, the French say if you don't have one, you're in trouble. But, should we have them here?
So there we have it, 10 weird and wonderful and slightly crazy driving facts from around the globe.
Seriously, if you've read this far you must read the next fact on the picture below - the story is here - https://howiamfeelingfunny.com/dashboard-driving-disaster-destroys-womans-body
Know of any more driving facts we may have missed?