The inventor Mary Anderson is credited with devising the first operational windshield wiper in 1903. Mary Anderson (1866–1953) was a real estate developer, rancher, viticulturist and inventor of the windshield wiper blade.
During Transport Canada’s investigations of alleged sudden vehicle accelerations and stuck throttles, we frequently discover that the problem relates to some interference between the vehicle floor mats and the pedals.
The earliest road signs were milestones, giving distance or direction; for example, the Romans erected stone columns throughout their empire giving the distance to Rome. In the Middle Ages, multidirectional signs at intersections became common, giving directions to cities and towns.
Editor’s Note: For more than 100 years, GMC pickups have hauled the loads that have helped keep America running. Beneath them have been rear axles with different gear ratios. What do numbers like 4.10:1 mean? This second in an occasional series of “GMC Pickups 101” features explains rear axle ratios.
Roundabouts are safer than both traffic circles and junctions – having 40% fewer vehicle collisions, 80% fewer injuries and 90% fewer serious injuries and fatalities (according to a study of a sampling of roundabouts in the United States, when compared with the junctions they replaced).
Brentwood, Essex, 14 August, 2012 – The all-new Ford B-MAX is engineered to deliver outstanding protection in accident situations through the use of more than 50 per cent high-strength-steels in the bodyshell and doors, and innovations delivered by the Ford Easy Access Door System.
roundabouts is a type of intersection that has a generally circular central island. Entering traffic must typically alter direction and speed to avoid the island, creating a circular flow in one direction.