Interesting Fact: The first person ever convicted of speeding was going, eight mph

According to the Guinness World Records, the first person to be charged with speeding was Walter Arnold of the English village of Paddock Wood, Kent. On Jan. 28, 1896, Arnold was spotted going four times the speed limit (which was two miles per hour) in his 19th-century Benz, a horse-less carriage.


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