Picture Of Old Cars.The Locomotives on Highways Act 1896 was the first to allow motor cars to travel on public roads without the need for an escort walking ahead of the vehicle (originally waving a red flag, although that had already been abolished). The most important event of the past month was the going into effect in England, on Nov. The sum and substance of these provisions may be reduced roughly to the general axiom that the vehicle must be at all times under the control of its operator, and that the speed at which it may be allowed to travel depends upon its weight and the conditions of the road.
The minor specifications of the rules, such as the number and efficiency of brakes, lamps, consideration for others using the highway, etc., Its peace is disturbed by visions of slaughtered pedestrians and shattered vehicles, because of the latitude the Board has given as regards the speed at which a motor vehicle may be driven. Is it reasonable to assume that citizens, sober and sensible today, will become idiots or maniacs tomorrow merely because they manage motors instead of horses?
The speed limit was eventually raised to a breakneck 20mph in 1903, and then abolished altogether in 1931 (apart from buses and HGVs). I welcome suggestions and feedback and will consider interesting guest posts. Here for your consideration is an extraordinary photo of Old Car. The photograph presents Wetmore, George P. We have compiled this collection of photos mainly to serve as an easy to access educational tool.
Shorpy Historical Photo Archive: : Horseless Carriage (colorized): 1906
Senator George P.
Wetmore of Rhode Island in a Krieger electric car; c.1906.
Old Car Belonging to Senator George P.
Wetmore around 1909