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Morning Start: The first person charged with speeding was going 13 km/h

Your morning start for Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Good morning to all! Happy Wednesday. We’ve got some sunshine breaking through those cloudy skies today, but it looks like we’ll be seeing some rain throughout the day as well.

Fun fact: The first person charged with speeding was going 13 km/h

According to the Guinness World Records, the first person to be handed a speeding ticket was Walter Arnold of the United Kingdom on Jan. 28, 1896.

Arnold was driving his horseless carriage — a German-made Benz that he had imported to Britain the previous year — through the village of Paddock Wood, Kent, at more than four times the speed limit – 13 km/h, which is roughly eight m.p.h.

An officer on a bicycle chased him down and charged him with breaking the law on four counts: using a locomotive without a horse on a public road, allowing the locomotive to be operated by fewer than three people, traveling at a speed faster than two m.p.h and failing to clearly display his name and address on the locomotive.

He was later found guilty on all four counts and was fined £4 7s in total, which is roughly $447 CAD in today’s currency.

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