First speed­ing fine car shown

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - con­cour­sofel­e­

The first car to get a speed­ing fine will be on dis­play at The Con­cours of El­e­gance 2017 at Hamp­ton Court Palace on 1-3 Septem­ber. The 1896 Arnold Benz Mo­tor Car­riage was caught trav­el­ling at 8mph – more than four times the na­tional speed limit – with Wal­ter Arnold be­hind the wheel. He was caught by a po­lice­man on a bi­cy­cle. The law at the time re­quired all cars to stay be­low 2mph, and be led by a man on foot wav­ing a red flag at all times. But Arnold, driv­ing through Pad­dock Green in Kent, was do­ing nei­ther. As a re­sult, he was con­victed of speed­ing and forced to pay a shilling fine, plus costs.

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