13 interesting figures about cars: From the first speeding ticket to the most popular car in the world

Sep 3, 2019

Here are some fun and interesting numbers about cars. From the number of people saved by seat belts in the UK each year, to the average amount a person will spend on cars in their lifetime, take a look below and see some interesting facts about cars…

5 – One car was stolen every five minutes in the UK last year, with over 120,000 being stolen in total in 2018.

6 – You can receive 6 penalty points and a £200 fine if you use a hand-held phone when driving. If you have passed your test in the last 2 years then you will also instantly lose your license.

8 – The UK’s first speeding ticket was issued to Walter Arnold in 1896 when he was caught driving at eight miles per hour.

55 – In 1916, 55% of the cars in the entire world were the Model T Ford, this figure is still a record today.

75 – Three quarters (75%) of all Rolls Royce cars ever manufactured are still on the road today.

80 – Of all the cars manufactured in Great Britain, 80% are exported around the world, with over half of these going to EU nations.

95 – A car will spend 95% of its life parked.

825 – The first car available to the masses, the Ford Model T, was first released in 1909 in the USA and cost $825.

2,000 – The Department for Transport estimates that in recent times seat belts save around 2,000 lives each year.

8,000 – On average, UK drivers drive around 8,000 miles each year, that’s the same as driving from New York to Hong Kong.

30,000 – The average car is made up of roughly 30,000 parts.

205,000 – The average car owner in the UK will spend £205,000 on cars in their lifetime.

40,000,000 – The Toyota Corolla is the world’s best selling car with over 40 million units being sold since its release in 1966.