A road hog, 1914

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - News -

IT is al­most im­pos­si­ble to say who the first mo­torist fined for speed­ing in the North East was, but this 1914 court ap­pear­ance must qual­ify as one of the early ones.

Speed lim­its and penal­ties had been set down in the Mo­tor Car Act, and in Chiltern Court on this day, a fine of two pounds was handed out to a mo­torist who was go­ing 25 miles an hour.

The trou­ble was, he was do­ing this speed in Chiltern’s main street, caus­ing havoc to horse and pedes­trian traf­fic, and re­fused to stop when chal­lenged, roar­ing off up the high­way to­wards Al­bury.

A mes­sage was sent ahead to Bar­nawatha, where he was in­ter­cepted and booked.

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