Today in History – May 21 – First speed limit enacted

21 May

On this day in 1901 Connecticut became the first state to pass a law regulating motor vehicles, placing a limit of 12 mph in cities and 15 mph on country roads. Speed limits were nothing new in the US for non-motorized vehicles. In 1652 New Amsterdam (New York) had a law stating that no wagons, […] http://www.topsailnewsonline.com/?p=12442

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