185 on the motorway. Brief history of the UK speed limit

by Michael in Transport | posted:

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The original speed limits In 1895, vehicle requirements meant that a flag bearer had to stand in front to alert passers-by. However, this didn’t sit well with all motorists, which led to the first speeding ticket in 1896 after a man from Kent sped 4 times past the national limit of 2mph [Mirror]. The laws […]