Foreign News: Progress

What fuming motorists have long suspected, Britain's Royal Automobile Club last week confirmed. Looking up old records, the R.A.C. discovered that on the busiest of mornings in 1905, two-horse broughams could clip-clop down Piccadilly, from Hyde Park Corner to the Circus, at 14.8 m.p.h. Then the R.A.C. measured the crawl of motorcars through today's congested Piccadilly traffic. Average speed: 6.2 m.p.h.


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