Speeding in Roffey - July 1914

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district
World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

Not a great excuse for speeding even 100 years ago!

“Bernard Elliott, of 12 Carfax, pleaded guilty to exceeding the twenty mile limit at Roffey on the 20th inst on a motor bicycle.

“P.C. Burningham said he timed the defendant over a measured furlong and found that the speed was was 28 miles 220 yards per hour.

“Defendant said it was his first time with the motor cycle and he had no speedometer. Fined £2, costs 7s 3d.