History of Cars

In 1335, the first vehicle was invented by Vaturio and it was a windmill gear. The first vehicles to move by its own power was designed by Nicholas Joseph Cugnot and constructed by M. Berzin in 1769. In 1801, Richard Trevithick built a road carriage by steam. Ányos Jedlik designed a small-scale model car powered […]

Development of Interstate Highway System

The Interstate Highway System was not completed nationwide until the 1970s.  It had been in the planning stages for nearly half a century. Interest in the Interstate System was renewed in 1939 when the Bureau of Public Roads submitted a report to congress advocating the construction of a special system of direct interregional highways.   http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/archstories/late_roads/interstate_system.asp

History of Roads

The first roads were constructed with stones around 4000 B.C. John Metcalfe built 180 miles of roads in Yorkshire, England. The modern tarred road was designed by Thomas Telford and John Loudon McAdam. The first road use of asphalt roads occurred in Paris.     There are 4 main steps to building a road. They […]

History of Parking Meters

Carlton Cole Magee was the first person who invented the parking meter in 1932 because of the increasing parking problems. He patented Magee-Hale Park O-Meter Company to manufacture his parking meters. Oklahoma City was the first city to have parking meters.  

History of Driving Laws

In 1935, England established the first 30 MPH speed limit for town and village roads. In 1910, New York was the first state in the United States to pass drunk driving laws and soon other states adopted drunk driving laws. The world’s first traffic lights were installed near London’s House of Commons in 1868 to […]

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