Quiz: How Many of These Car Facts Can You Get Right?
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How Many of These Car Facts Can You Get Right?
By: Robin Tyler
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About This Quiz

Since their invention in the late 1800s, cars have been part of our daily lives. They are an important part of our routines, taking us to and from work, to the store and back, on vacation or just out for a day trip. Imagine a world without them. It would be terrible, would it not? Our independence would simply not exist at the level it does today.

That said, cars can be dangerous, especially when we or others drive recklessly. So let's test your knowledge about a range of car facts, ranging from accident figures, safety devices, world records, top speeds and the like. 

For instance, do you know the world record for the most people in a Smart car? Or whose limousine did President Franklin Roosevelt 'borrow' in 1941. What about the number of people injured in car accidents around the world, or more tragically, the number of people killed in accidents each year? And when it comes to your safety, how long does it take for an airbag to deploy or what should your car horn only be used for?

These are just some of the interesting facts you will discover in our Car Facts Quiz.

Do you think you can ace it?

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What percentage of cars produced by Rolls-Royce are still on the road?
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What percentage of new cars sold in Brazil are powered by fuel made from sugar cane (ethanol)?
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How many cars are on the road globally?
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And how many cars are built around the world each and every day?
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How many parts are there to be found in the average car?
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Volkwagen owns a number of prestigious car brands. Which one is NOT owned by the German car maker?
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In what year did the first car accident occur in the United States - in Ohio as a matter of fact?
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How long does the average America car commuter spend in traffic each year?
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What did some American lawmakers want to ban when they first became available for cars?
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In many parts of the world, honking your horn is illegal unless you have an ________.
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Although they are made to drive in _______% of a car's lifetime is spent parked.
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That 'new car' smell. We all love it, don't we? Scientists have found that it produced by how many different organic compounds?
1
2
5
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If you could travel to the moon by car traveling at 60 mph, how long would it take?
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Do you know the odds for losing your life in a car accident?
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In what country is it a criminal offense to drive in a dirty car?
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Cruise control is great for long trips isn't it. Did you know that the inventor of this feature was _______.
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In an accident, how long does it take for airbags to inflate?
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Cassette decks were once standard on many cars. The Lexus SC430 was the last car produced with one. What year did the last SC430 roll off the production line with this old audio playback technology?
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In 1941, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt drove in a limousine that once belonged to which gangster?
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What is the percentage of Americans who can drive a car with a manual gearbox?
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The world's first speeding citation was issued in what year?
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The first car race took place in 1895. What was the top speed recorded?
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Modern cars are _________% recyclable.
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Where were the first licenses for self-driving cars issued?
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In the early 20th century, the 'pollution' caused by _______ meant the car was seen as a 'green' alternative.
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Accident analysis reveals that a large percentage of drivers have not hit the brakes on their vehicles by the time an accident happens. What is that percentage?
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Car accidents are the number one cause of death for Americans under what age?
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There are more cars than people in which American city?
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How many girls can you shove into a Smart car?
2
4
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Which automaker did Hitler beg for money before his rise to power in Germany?
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What is the highest mileage ever recorded for a single vehicle?
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In 1941, Henry Ford was experimenting with new materials for car construction, including plastics. These materials included an interesting component. Do you know what it was?
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Joe Ranft, a co-writer and co-director on one of Pixar's biggest animation hits, sadly died in a car accident before the movie was released. What movie was it?
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One of the founders of Chevrolet, Louis Chevrolet, died penniless.
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How many people are injured in accidents around the world each year?
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Your chances of having an accident while texting increase by how much each time you do it?
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Accidents worldwide kill how many people each year?
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What percentage of the world's population drives on the left-hand side of the road?
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