(Potentially) Unsafe Car Accessories Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

From tinting your windows or installing a lift kit to looking up directions, there are a number of ways you can turn your car into a dangerous weapon. How much do you know about vehicle add-ons that may be hazardous? Take our quiz to find out!

What is the death rate in the United States due to collisions involving a passenger vehicle pulling a trailer?

According to data published by USA Today, just over one person per day dies in a traffic accident involving a trailer.


Which of the following is a common danger of aftermarket GPS navigation systems?

Anything with a flimsy attachment to the car has the potential to break loose during a crash, and with the position of most GPS systems close to drivers' heads, they can make especially dangerous add-ons. They can also interfere with a driver's line of sight and cause distracted driving.


Which of the following appliances is NOT currently marketed for use in a car?

Despite extensive online searching, the in-car deep fryer remains elusive. However, some enthusiasts have created an under-car form of deep frying. Refrigerators, microwaves and coffee makers are all available for in-car use, though they're proven to cause distracted driving.


What's the term for a kit that covers driving lights, brake lights, fog lights or headlights?

Blackout kits are regulated by federal and state laws. The headlight and brake light covers that you may see at car shows are for display use only.


In addition to becoming projectiles in the event of a crash, what is one common danger of dash-mounted accessories?

Many states restrict dash-mounted accessories due to their potential to block the driver's line-of-sight.


According to distraction.gov, what are the three types of distracted driving?

The three types are visual (taking your eyes off the road), manual (taking your hands off the wheel) and cognitive (taking your mind off what you're doing).


Which one of the following activities involves all three types of distracted driving?

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, texting while driving involves visual, manual and cognitive distraction.


In 2009, about how many people were injured in the U.S. due to car crashes involving distracted driving?

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, about 448,000 U.S. drivers were injured in 2009 due to crashes involving distracted driving.


According to the University of Utah's Applied Cognition Lab, the reaction time of a person talking on a cell phone while driving is equal to that of a person with a blood alcohol level of what?

In most states, 0.08 percent is the legal blood alcohol limit for people operating motor vehicles. Talking on a cell phone can lower your reaction time to that of a legally drunk driver.


Perhaps the ultimate car accessory is the invention that makes time travel possible in the "Back To The Future" series. What's it called?

When his car reaches the speed of 88 miles (142 kilometers) per hour, the flux capacitor takes main character Marty back to his parents' high school years.


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