Automobiles are a popular mode of transportation. People use automobiles for pleasure as well as commerce. They are also one of the most valuable types of Personal Property in the U.S. They are expensive to purchase, are heavily taxed, and are often the targets of thieves. Automobiles also contribute a great deal to air pollution, and can cause tremendous personal injury. Automobile law covers four general phases in the automobile life cycle:
Motorbikes: Motorcycles use four to six-speed transmissions. Larger models are equipped with a clutch, while small motorcycles use two-speed transmissions. Most motorcycles have a handgrip for controlling the clutch and throttle. The rear-wheel brake is operated by a foot pedal, and the front-wheel brake is operated by a lever on the handgrip. Most motorcycles are manually started, but modern ones have electric push-button starters.
Motorcycles are more fuel-efficient than cars. They can be used in many situations, including shopping, family vacations, and commuting. They also have fewer parts, making them easier to maintain and repair. Motorcycles also require less space to park than cars. In fact, three motorcycles can fit into a parking space equivalent to that of one car. Motorcycles are also easier to tow. For example, it is much easier to winch a motorcycle onto a trailer than tow a car.
The introduction of the internal combustion engine sparked the automobile industry. By the 1920s, gasoline-powered automobiles dominated the streets of the United States and Europe. Henry Ford introduced industrial manufacturing techniques, which reduced the cost of automobiles and made them affordable for middle-class families. Today, there are over 1.4 billion automobiles on the road worldwide.