30 mph speed limit introduced

Posted on March 18th, 2014 by The British Newspaper Archive

The 30 mph speed limit was introduced in built-up areas of Britain on 18 March 1935.

Not everybody appreciated the new signs – newspapers reported that eight signs were fished out of a pond a week later!

Nottingham Evening Post reports that speed limit signs were found in a pond

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Nottingham Evening Post – Friday 29 March 1935
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