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The World’s First Speeding Ticket was for a Blazing 8 mph!

The World's First Speeding Ticket was for a Blazing 8 mph!
The World’s First Speeding Ticket was for a Blazing 8 mph!

The World’s First Speeding Ticket was for a Blazing 8 mph!

According to Guinness World Records, the first speeding ticket was written to a man named Walter Arnold in the English village of Paddock Wood, Kent.

On Jan. 28, 1896, Mr. Arnold was spotted going the blazing speed of 8 mph in his 19th-century Mercedes Benz. Unfortunately for Walter Arnold the speed limit at the time was only two miles per hour.

The First Speeding Ticket was for Going 8 mph!
The Lightning Fast 1896 Mercedes Benz

The constable actually chased him down on a bicycle and issued the first speeding ticket in the amount of £4 7s. This earned Arnold the distinction of receiving the world’s first speeding ticket.

In my opinion if the cop caught him on a bicycle then maybe he should’ve given Walter the first speeding warning instead!

But, he didn’t, and Mr. Walter Arnold will forever be the recipient of the world’s first speeding ticket!

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