Motorists were being persecuted for speeding in 1908, apparently.

Nothing is new, apparently. Average speed devices and the persecution of motorists were around at the beginning of the last century according to ‘The MotorCycle’ dated 29 April 1908. I thought you and your readers might be interested.

Asked on 24 November 2012 by DF, Crickhowell

Answered by Honest John
Many thanks. The original AA 'salute' was supposed to warn oncoming drivers of a speed trap ahead. The 19th century 'red flag act' was utterly ridiculous and probably marked the beginning of Britain's industrial decline through sheer stupidity and a misplaced love of cart horses.
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