Car Fact: The first cars did not have steering wheels. Drivers steered with a lever.
In 1972 the average speed of cars on Los Angeles freeways was 60 miles per hour. Ten years later, the growing traffic problem dropped that number to 17 miles per hour. The average American will spend two weeks of her life stopped at red lights. To drive on all of the paved roads in the United States, you would have to drive nonstop at 100 miles per hour for over four years. The first car insurance policy was issued in Westfield, Massachusetts, in 1897.