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AddFirst US speeding ticket given to electric taxi in 1899, for a blistering 12 mph!

Apparently, electric vehicles have long tempted drivers to go faster than the law allows. According to a historical tidbit on Today I Found Out, the first-ever speeding ticket handed out in the US was given to a New York City cabbie driving a battery-electric car, all the way back in 1899.

5Detroit 2010: Electric landspeed car races onto the show floor

1899 La Jamais Contente landspeed racer – Click above for high-res image gallery

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