By: Kirsten Petriches
A 2016 survey from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that American drivers spend an average of more than 17,600 minutes behind the wheel each year. “The amount of time the average driver spends behind the wheel each year is equivalent to seven 40-hour weeks at the office,” says Jurek Grabowski, research director for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
If we are spending that much time in our cars, as “adulting adults” we should make sure we have the right stuff in those fancy (or not so fancy) rides.
Must Haves. These are the things that you really need to keep in your car from a legal and safety standpoint.
Nice to Haves. While you are doing a “refresh” for your whip, you may want to consider some of the following additions that may help make life a little easier, cleaner, or happier during those 17,600 minutes behind the wheel!