30,000 cars were in Egypt by 1930, approximately 50 times the number
only 15 years earlier. Egyptians had entered the new world of the
automobile but as Professor Yunan Labib Rizk writes, the new
world had plenty of bumps along the road.
Egypt on Wheels
|An average of 17 people die on
the roads of Saudi Arabia each day, according to a report by the General
Directorate of Traffic. The study, released to mark the start of the
26th Gulf Traffic Week on Sunday.
inspiration from a child's toy, a Mississippi mechanic designed a
crankshaft that translates the linear motion of the piston into rotation
through a set of planetary gears.