TURKEY: Speeders Nailed

Last week in Constantinople, energetic Prefect Emin Bey of the police force issued to his henchmen stout planks bristling with nails. "Throw these," said he, "before speeding motor cars. If they cannot stop, their tires will be sorely, multitudinously punctured." A scientifically infallible method of testing brakes! The Prefect's regulations included instructions to chauffeurs and coachmen not "to joke among themselves in unseemly manner or indulge in obscene remarks."


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!