The World's First Speeding Ticket - Is Driving at 8 Mph Too Fast?

Ransom Eli Olds drives his 'Olds Pirate' in 1896. He's not going that fast if his hat is still on.

Ransom Eli Olds drives his 'Olds Pirate' in 1896. He's not going that fast if his hat is still on.

Even though the first speed limit was imposed in England back in 1861 (the speed limit was 10 mph in roads, 5 mph in towns), it was until 1896 when someone was given a speeding ticket. The unfortunate victim was Walter Arnold, who was driving at 8 mph at a 2 mph speed limit zone!

The rest is history, and millions of annoying speeding tickets have been issued around the world since then.

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