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America's Love for the Automobile

Sep 12 2011
Instructions
Ad, Champion spark plugs, 1953

The U.S. is a country in love with automobiles. But just how safe are cars? Are they safer now than in the past? Answer these questions to find out!

  1. The rate of traffic fatalities per miles traveled has declined since the beginning of record keeping in the U.S.

    True

    False

  2. The rate of traffic fatalities per vehicle miles traveled declined when travelers switched from horse-drawn vehicles to motorized vehicles.

    True

    False

  3. The first speed limit law in the U.S. restricted motor vehicles to four miles per hour on country roads and two miles per hour in cities. In addition, each vehicle had to be preceded by a man on foot carrying a flag or lantern.

    True

    False

  4. Four-wheel hydraulic automobile brakes were invented by Ransom Olds.

    True

    False