Wednesday, 27 June 2012

June 27th

Did you know...

... that today is the U.S. Speed Limit's Birthday? In 1652,
New Amsterdam (now New York City) passed the first speed limit
law in the colonies. The decree stated that: "no wagons, carts
or sleighs shall be run, rode or driven at a gallop" at the
risk of incurring a fine starting at "two pounds Flemish," or
about $150 in today's currency. Take time to slow down your
gallop today! ;-)

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