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JD GEE: Favors 2/3 of 100 year old traffic law

By JD Gee

The following two paragraphs are from an article headlined "The New Automobile Law," found the May 6, 1914 edition of the Adair County News;
"The new automobile statute is much more stringent than the old one. In addition to fines ranging from $10 to $50, it imposes imprisonment in the county jail for terms of five to thirty days, in the discretion of the court and jury.

"The maximum speed limit is twenty miles an hour. In the residence sections of incorporated cities and towns the speed must not exceed fifteen miles, and in the business section it must be reduced to ten miles."
Twenty miles an hour would be a tad slow for the roads of today, but the other two speed limits..........oh, if only! - JD Gee

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