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Red flag laws were laws in the United Kingdom and the United States enacted in the late 19th century, requiring drivers of early automobiles to take certain
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1890 BOMBAY BEFORE  CARS WERE  DISCOVERED 
-only horse and bullock carts/ horse pulled Trams

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 The “Red Flag Act was replaced on 15 November 1896 by The Emancipation Act, which allowed speeds of up to 14 mph (22 km/h). The abolition of the Red Flag Act was celebrated by the London to Brighton Car Run, which is now the world’s oldest car event.

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Photograph of first steam car built by R. E. Olds, Lansing, 1886. In 1893, it was sold to an English firm and shipped to their branch house in Bombay 
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Red flag law in the UK

Main article: Locomotive Acts
In United Kingdom, the Locomotive Acts (also known as Red Flag Laws) was a policy requiring self-propelled vehicles to be led by a pedestrian waving a red flag or carrying a lantern to warn bystanders of the vehicle's approach.

Firstly, at least three persons shall be employed to drive or conduct such locomotive, and if more than two wagons or carriages he attached thereto, an additional person shall be employed, who shall take charge of such wagons or carriages :
Secondly, one of such persons, while any locomotive is in motion, shall precede such locomotive on foot by not less than sixty yards, and shall carry a red flag constantly displayed, and shall warn the riders and drivers of horses of the approach of such locomotives, and shall signal the driver thereof when it shall be necessary to stop, and shall assist horses, and carriages drawn by horses, passing the same,
The Red Flag Law was repealed in 1896, by which time the internal combustion engine was well into its infancy

Red flag traffic laws - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_flag_traffic_laws
Red flag laws were laws in the United Kingdom and the United States enacted in the late 19th century, requiring drivers of early automobiles to take certain ...


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Ten years after the abolition of the “Red Flag Act”, The Illustrated London News published a humorous drawing celebrating the famous action of a Mr Harry Heweston. The “Red Flag Act”, as the Locomotive Act of 1865 was known, set speed limits of 4 mph (6 km/h) in the country and 2 mph (3 km/h) in towns. It also stipulated a man with a red flag should walk 60 yards (55 meters) ahead of each vehicle to warn horse riders and horse drawn traffic of the approach of a self-propelled machine.

After buying a 3 hp Benz in Germany, Heweston went out in the motor car in his home town of Catford with a small boy and upon receiving a report of a policeman ahead, set the boy out of the car to carry out the letter of the law. Ironically the flag was a tiny scrap of red ribbon on a lead pencil! 

The “Red Flag Act” was replaced on 15 November 1896 by The Emancipation Act, which allowed speeds of up to 14 mph (22 km/h). The abolition of the Red Flag Act was celebrated by the London to Brighton Car Run, which is now the world’s oldest car event.

Unlike horses, motor cars were subject to breakdown. In fact, in the early days of motoring, it happened so often, that the father of Hon. Rupert Guinness had two vehicles kept on his Elveden Estate. Whenever his royal guest, the King Edward VII, travelled in one, “it was followed by another which took over when the first broke down.”

Those who did not enjoy such arrangements, had to endure many hours of idle waiting. With this in mind the manufacturers of the French Diabolo game were active in an effort to market the game subliminally as the pastime of choice for those irritating delays on the open road.
The Illustrated London News, 7 September 1907
  • 1835 - Highways Act prohibits riding on footpaths, introduces dangerous driving.
  • 1865 - Locomotive Act (amended 1878) - restricted the speed of horse-less vehicles to 4mph in open country and 2 mph in towns. Act required three drivers for each vehicle - 2 to travel in the vehicle and one to walk ahead carrying a red flag... - the Red Flag Act.
  • 1872 - Licensing Act - introduces offence of drinking whilst in charge of carriage, horse or cattle
  • 1875 - 1589 people killed in road accidents
  • 1896 - Repeal of 1865 'Red Flag Act' after nearly two decades of strong support from horse interests. Horse-less vehicles now free to travel faster than walking pace! Royal Automobile Club founded. First RAC London to Brighton run held to celebrate the new era of speed.
  • 1905 - Automobile Association founded - fights to support members caught by police speed traps.
  • 1930 - Road Traffic Act - introduced minimum age for driving and requirement of all vehicles to be insured. Required the Ministry of Transport to prepare guidance for road users - the first Highway Code.
  • 1934 - Road Traffic Act - introduced 30mph speed limit in built up areas, pedestrian crossings (marked by the 'Belisha' beacon), required cycles to carry rear reflectors. First driving tests introduced.
Panhard & Levassor Type A1 1898, Panhard & Levassor automobiles.

EarlyAmerican Automobiles Pre 1900

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autos4572.jpg (14943 bytes). 1895 Columbia Perambulator Columbia Perambulator Co., Chicago, IL. autos703.jpg (15064 bytes). 1890 Phillion Steam Car

Early American Automobiles 1908-1910

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1910 Auburn Coupe Auburn Automobile Co. Auburn, Indiana 1900-1937. wpe71.jpg (13233 bytes). 1910 Stoddard Dayton Dayton Motor Car Co. Dayton, OH

History of American Automobiles 1861-1929 Chapter 5

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History of Early American Automobile Industry 1891-1929. Chapter 5. 1900 ... He showed up in Carlisle, PA in 1900 with a real loser, the Tractmobile.

History of Early American Automobiles 1861-1929 Chapter 12

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As long as one could handle an automobile, he could get a license to drive one. ..... Bicycle Company, Cleveland, OH who decided to build automobiles in 1900. ..... his pre vice-president brother Frank to France and try to make a fresh start.

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