Happy 125th Birthday...or perhaps not?

 I saw this link on the VMCC site but thought it was worth passing on.  The very first UK speeding ticket was handed out 125 years ago yesterday, (28th January).  The reckless driver who received it was breaking the 2mph speed limit!!


Enjoy.


https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofBritain/Walter-Arnold-Worlds-First-Speeding-Ticket/


Comments

  1. A bit of journalistic licence as the first endorsable fixed penalty notice was issued in 1988. The case here would have been heard in the local magistrates court.
    A Pedant.

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  2. That is probably my fault Jon. My intro is flippant and was quickly scribbled, but the fact remains that Walter had to pay the first speeding fine. The eight mile chase between him and the bicycle mounted policeman on roads that would probably have been unpaved must have been a comical sight. :-)

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