1898: Sault Sainte Marie Sets Speed Limit at 6-MPH

January 28, 2023 all-day

On January 28, 1898, the Soo Times railed against a 6-mph speed limit the Sault Sainte Marie City Council had imposed. The Times wrote, “It is violated every day in the year by every man who by any means navigates in a wheeled or ‘runnered’ vehicle. A second-class ox team will go 6 miles an hour. A horse with every leg spavined and suffering in the last stages of the heaves will travel 6 miles an hour over a corduroy road.”

Source: Michigan Every Day