Interestingly, in Ushakov's early dictionary, a driver was a person who is a leader, mentor, patron or leader. Another name for the profession - chauffeur - comes from the French word chauffeur, which literally means "stoker", "stoker", which is due to the fact that coal and wood were used as fuel in the first vehicles with a steam engine.
BMW drivers are considered the most aggressive on the road. About 50.6% of the drivers surveyed are sure that BMW owners are more likely than others to exceed the speed limit, brake sharply, undercut, and so on.
All men scold women drivers, but according to police reports, they are much less likely than men to be responsible for road accidents. Women are more careful and follow the rules of driving a car to a greater extent than men.
In Egypt, there are traffic lights only in large cities, and even then none of the drivers pays attention to them. There is simply no such thing as traffic rules or road signs. Whoever has the most car is right.
In 2010, a congestion was recorded on the 110th Chinese highway of national importance, which is called the largest in the history of road transport. Some drivers reported that they drove the 100-kilometer section for 5 days, and the total congestion lasted from 14 to 25 August.
Narcotic substances (such as marijuana and cocaine) are responsible for 18% of fatal car accidents in the United States, and are most commonly used in combination with alcohol. And the most popular drink for a driver is ... BEER.
About 50% of drivers who have lost their license due to drinking while driving continue to drive cars without proper documents.
In 1997, the Japanese introduced a special sign for older drivers over 75 years old. They should stick a sticker in the form of an autumn withering leaf on the glass of their car. However, some drivers refused to do this, avoiding associating themselves with a dead leaf, so in 2011 the shape of the Koreisha sign was changed to a four-leaf.
In Finland, fines for serious traffic violations are calculated as a percentage of the last declared income of the offender.