speed

Ahh, the heady early days of motoring, when twelve miles per hour was considered reckless and unsafe! Pity about the parade, though.

Transcript :

Mrs Bugg, having parked her bicycle at the curb, now stands next to Mr Bugg’s car, a bow on top her police helmet and a holstered sidearm on her hip. She is writing a ticket for a quite sad-looking Mr Bugg, whose fez is not enough to persuade Mrs Bugg to let him off with a warning.

The text reads: “Maybe 20, 1899: The first traffic ticket is given to Joseph Buggman. He sadly misses the start of the parade after speeding at 12 MPH.”