Welcome to 365 Days of Motoring

An Everyday Journey Through Motoring History, Facts & Trivia

Belt up and enjoy this 365-day ride as you cruise past the most momentous motoring events in history. Packed with fascinating facts about races, motorists and the history of the mighty engine, this is a must-visit web site for any car enthusiast.

Roads & Motorways


A random selection of interesting facts about the roads and motorways of the world.

Annual Motorway Journey (Britain)

More than 94 billion vehicle miles of journeys take place on Britain's motorways every year.

Longest Suspension Bridge

When it opened in 1981 the Humber Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world. It carries the A15 across the Humber estuary with a single span of 1,410m. Its world title may have gone (that honour is currently held by the 1,991m Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge in Japan) but the Humber Bridge remains the longest single span suspension bridge in Europe and the longest such bridge that you can walk across.

Motorway Language

The development of Britain's motorway system added words such as pile-ups, contraflows, middle-lane hogs and hard shoulder to the English language.

Worst Traffic Jam (Britain)

The worst recorded traffic jam in Britain was on the M6 from the Preston Bypass to Carnforth, Lancashire on April 17, 1987; it involved 50,000 vehicles and about 200,000 people, all at a complete standstill.

Motorway Reversing

When the first motorways opened in Britain, the penalty for reversing up the carriageway was a £20 fine.

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