Only 18% of Americans can drive a stick.
In San Jose, Costa Rica, you are allowed to drive only 6 days a week by law. The last letter/number on your license plate corresponds to your banned day (Monday-Friday).
Having zero recollection of your drive to work or school, has a name. It’s called Highway Hypnosis.
A 10-year-old saved his great-grandmother’s life in a speeding vehicle after she fell unconscious while driving. As they veered into oncoming traffic, the boy grabbed the wheel and guided the car to a halt in a mud filled ditch. Hailed as a hero, he credited his skills to playing Mario Kart.
The person who invented the stop sign, the pedestrian crosswalk, the traffic circle, the one-way street, the taxi stand, and pedestrian safety islands, William Phelps Eno, never learned how to drive.
Hummer drivers were statistically the worst drivers on the road, averaging 5x more traffic violations than any other vehicle.
US teenagers aren’t into driving as much now and one theory is that social media may be taking the place of motorized transportation as virtual contact, through electronic means, reduces the need for actual contact.
A recent study showed 25% of US drivers making a turn failed to use signals correctly. 48% of US lane changers failed to use signals. Such failures are responsible for up to 2M preventable accidents a year.
Holding the steering wheel at 10 and 2 is dangerous, because if the airbag deploys, it’ll forcefully knock your hands into your face, causing injury. The recommended position is now 9 and 3, or 8 and 4.