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 control the traffic and accidents.
  • On February 5, 1952, the first “Don’t Walk” automatic signs were installed in New York City to prevent people from getting hit by cars.

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