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1943: Horn Honks If Cab Exceeds 35 MPH (Footnote)

(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.

A taxicab blowing its horn.
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