Thursday, December 11, 2014

100 Years Ago, Portland, Oregon, Solves Auto Accidents in 1914 with Hard Labor

From the Dec. 9, 2014 Mid Week "Looking Back."

100 Years Ago, December 9, 1914.

"In the last nine months there has not been one person injured or killed in an automobile in Portland, Oregon, because in Portland, the driver of an automobile who exceeds the speed limit is put to work on the rockpile for from two to 30 days.

"No fines accepted.  If the driver is convicted, he must do hard labor and no exceptions are made."

I hate to think what might happen if the driver had been drinking.

Must have Worked Back Then.  --RoadDog

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