17 Weird And Wonderful Car Facts You Need In Your Life

1. The world's first speeding ticket was issued in 1902

How fast was the offending motorist traveling? A scandalous 45 MPH!

2. 1 in 4 cars on the UK’s road were made in China

Which is a lot, given that there are around 35 million cars in the UK.

3. A modern Formula 1 car can drive upside down in a tunnel at 120mph

F1 cars produce around 3.5G while cornering, meaning they’ve enough aerodynamic downforce to drive upside down in a tunnel.

4. 60 million cars are produced every year

That’s 165,000 a day, 6,875 an hour and 115 a minute — crazy right?

5. 1 billion cars are currently in use around the world

Compared to the world’s population, that’s around one car for every seven people on Earth.

6. The average British driver will spend around 99 days of their life stuck in traffic

Sorry to be depressing, but it’s true. Our advice is to try not to think about it.