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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