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A History of Speed Limits

Speed limits, while being at times inconvenient, are a very important element of keeping public roadways safe. The speed limit, which has existed since 1861, is used to restrict how fast operators may drive their vehicles. When speed limits are broken, the effects of a motor vehicle accident are likely to be more severe.

If you or someone you love has been the victim of a car accident as the result of a reckless driver disregarding a speed limit, you have a right to seek compensation from those responsible for your pain and suffering. Contact the Appleton speeding accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights and options from a compassionate professional.

Facts on the History of Speeding

Since shortly after the invention of motor vehicles, efforts have been made to keep individuals safe when using or being exposed to these machines. Some interesting facts on speeding laws include the following:

  • The first speed limit legislation was created in 1861 in England
  • Under the 1861 locomotive act the first speed limit was 10 MPH, but was lowered to 2MPH in city limits within the UK
  • The highest recorded speed limit was 100 MPH in Abu Dhabi from 2005-2010
  • The Autobahn in Germany is known for having no recorded speed limit

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