Thursday, February 18, 2016

Looking Back: DeKalb County Auto Safety in 1941

From the Jan. 6, 2016, MidWeek.

1941, 75 years ago:  "Steps to safeguard the lives of motorists who travel over the Genoa-Belvidere road and must use the Illinois Central underpass west of Genoa will be taken by the county, Genoa people have been informed.

"The pass and curve has been the scene of serious mishaps and to travel over the section at more than ten miles an hour is a dangerous practice."

I have driven this underpass and it is still a bit frightening, but imagine safer as I was going about 35 mph.


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