Walter Arnold is the first person to have been reported speeding in Britain, when he was pulled over by a police constable in 1896. What speed was he traveling?

Answer: 8 mph. This was four times the speed limit, as set down by the Locomotive Act 1865, of 2mph. He was fined one shilling. Arnold’s car was one of just twenty in Britain at the time.

Source: Kitchener’s Last Volunteer by Dennis Goodwin et al.

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