Sunday, May 21, 2017

The first car ever caught speeding was ticket by an officer on a bicycle

The first car ever caught speeding in the U.K. was ticketed by an officer on a bicycle

That happened last Tuesday.

But seriously:

"The UK in the 19th century was a tough place to have an automobile. The law at the time required drivers to maintain a speed of no more than 2 mph and be proceeded by someone walking in front of the vehicle waving a red flag. For reference, that's a little quicker than the average speed of an ambling cow. It's unclear whether Walter Arnold knew the rules when he came puttering through Paddock Green in Kent on January 28, 1896, but a constable spotted him greatly exceeding the speed limit, traveling at an estimated 8 mph."

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