The First Speeding Ticket Was Issued for 8 MPH
If you’ve ever gotten a speeding ticket, you know how devastating it can be. But…in 1896, 8 miles per hour was just a little TOO fast.
The first known speeding ticket issued to an automobile driver in the world actually came on January 28, 1896 and was issued to Walter Arnold of East Peckham, Kent. Arnold was caught going 8 miles per hour in a 2 mile per hour zone and earned a fine of 1 shilling!
What’s the equivalent of one shilling? Hell if I know. I could Google it, but…read more HERE!
Ready for a fun #CarFact? The first speeding ticket was issues in 1896. The speed: 8 MPH. 😂 pic.twitter.com/IOKFbaz24w
— Advanced Transmission Center (@AdvancedTransm2) October 8, 2020
Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket? How fast were you going?