CZECHOSLOVAKIA: Legal Snails

In Gary, Indiana, last week, one Al Shaw was arrested for driving his automobile too slowly (15 m.p.h.). The State of Rhode Island, in an effort to speed up traffic, now has a law that passenger cars on open roads must travel at least 35 m.p.h. Indiana and Rhode Island notwithstanding, the legal speed limit of Prague, Czechoslovakia remains a conservative 9 m.p.h. (15 kilometers) where it was fixed by the Bohemian Government in 1910.

Universally disregarded, the nine-mile limit has been a potent weapon for the police to hold over fractious...

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