Picture This: Speeding at 8mphPosted by Jason on January 28, 2011
On January 28, 1896, Walter Arnold of Kent was the first British motorist to receive a speeding fine for exceeding the legal limit of 2mph in a built-up area. Walter Arnold was driving at 8mph when he passed the house of the local policeman who then proceeded to give chase on his bicycle. After a 5 mile chase, Arnold was eventually arrested and fined one shilling for the offence.
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Open up a discussion with your class. Ask your student’s what their views are on speeding motorists? Why do people speed? How should they be punished? Why do speed limits exist? Is it ever acceptable to break the speed limit?
Road safety, citizenship, understanding of the importance of laws
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