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!
According to data published by USA Today, just over one person per day dies in a traffic accident involving a trailer.
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.
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.
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.
Many states restrict dash-mounted accessories due to their potential to block the driver's line-of-sight.
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).
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, texting while driving involves visual, manual and cognitive distraction.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, about 448,000 U.S. drivers were injured in 2009 due to crashes involving distracted driving.
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.
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.