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Curious facts about cars

Here are some interesting facts about cars – thanks to Chevron.

The car is one of the most recognizeable inventions of the modern era. Without cars there would be no suburbs, car trips, endless drop-offs and pick-ups most parents are all to familiar with. Here are some fun facts about cars and their colorful past.

•The first cars did not have steering wheels. Drivers steered with a lever.
•The New York City Police Department used bicycles to pursue speeding motorists in 1898.
•The first speeding ticket was issued in 1902.
•In 1916, 55 percent of the cars in the world were Model T Fords, a record that has never been beaten.
•The first gas gauge appeared in cars in 1922.
•In 1923, 173 new inventions by women for cars had been reported. Among these inventions were a carburetor and an electric engine starter.
•The first car radio was invented in 1929.
•Buick introduced the first electric turn signals in 1938.
•The Peanuts characters were first animated in 1957 for a Ford Fairlaine automobile commercial.
•Most American car horns beep in the key of F.
•The automobile is the most recycled consumer product in the world today.