Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Speeding? Really?

According to the Moines Tribune 4/4/1979 p. 8B, the first speeding ticket was issued in 1902.  Ford and their affordable assembly-line cars weren't even available yet.  According to AAA there were approximately 23000 cars wandering around the U. S. at this time. So it's not like they were a big problem.  Want to know how fast the speed-demon was going?  Mr. T. H. Shevlin of Minneapolis was tearing along at over 10 miles per hour.  He could have hit a cow.  Cows are really slow.  Who knows if T. H. could find the brakes in time.

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