New York set the first motor-powered vehicle speed laws in 1904, what was the speed?
#14820. Asked by chrissie46. (Dec 05 01 3:00 PM)
According to the Shell Book of Firsts. The first speed limit in the UK and was 2 mph in the country or towns under the Locomotives and Highways Act on th 5th July 1865
Dec 05 01, 3:21 PM
I concur with Senior Moments. In Britain The Locomotives on the Highways Act 1865 imposed a limit of 2 m.p.h. in towns and 4 m.ph. in the country. It also required motor vehicles to be preceded by a runner carrying a red flag which is why it was known as 'The Red Flag Act'. The law was repealed in 1896 when a new urban speed limit of 12 m.p.h was introduced with 14 m.p.h for the country. This was further revised in 1903 when the limit became 20 m.p.h.
Dec 06 01, 12:23 AM
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