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The first speeding fine – for travelling at 8 mph

Walter Arnold became the first British person to be fined for speeding on this day in 1896.

This report from the London Daily News reveals that he’d been travelling at a reckless 8 mph!

 

Report in the London Daily News

 

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London Daily News – Thursday 30 January 1896

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