(Potentially) Unsafe Car Accessories Quiz
by Staff
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?

  • one per month
  • one per week
  • one per day
  • one per hour

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

  • Navigation directions frequently lead to unfinished bridges.
  • In the event of a crash, the GPS system can become a deadly projectile.
  • Do-it-yourself GPS wiring frequently leads to fires.
  • Your spouse will lose respect for your previously finely honed navigation skills.

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

  • deep fryer
  • refrigerator
  • microwave
  • coffee maker

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

  • cover-up kit
  • night kit
  • blackout kit
  • stealth kit

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

  • interference with in-dash electronics
  • brain tumors
  • distracting other drivers
  • restricted line-of-sight

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

  • visual, audio and sensory
  • visual, manual and cognitive
  • cellular, navigational and physical
  • technological, physical and environmental

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

  • drinking coffee
  • talking on a cell phone
  • scanning radio stations
  • texting

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

  • 100,000
  • 250,000
  • 450,000
  • 1 million

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?

  • 0.01 percent
  • 0.05 percent
  • 0.08 percent
  • 0.12 percent

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

  • flux capacitor
  • KITT
  • warp drive
  • deep thought