(This Footnote to History article was printed on page 2 of the April 19, 1943 edition of the Akron Beacon Journal, and is reprinted word-for-word below.)
Horn Honks If Cab Exceeds 35 Miles
A honking method for compelling taxi drivers to obey the 35-mile-an-hour (56.3 km/h) speed laws has been devised by C. L. Viering, president of the City Cab.
He has had all the cabs wired in such a manner that when the speedometer passes the 35-mile mark, the horn automatically starts blowing. And it keeps on blowing until the taxi gets back to the garage or a mechanic is sent out to stop the wailing.