In 1919 the discussion was the automobile. How were the American people going to drive an automobile safely? This article addresses the problems that were occurring with so many new automobiles on the streets. Interestingly, the author of this article had the foresight to point out the human element as the problem and not the object. The article indicated that at least one death a day happened in New York City directly due to motor vehicles.
How exciting is this?!! The first auto races and the advance of 8 mph on a 57 mile route to 102 mph on a 350 mile route. Consider that today, on a 1.5 mile oval track, the car can reach a speed of 200.111 mph. Research the automobile by looking at dates around 1895 – 1920.
This article is found in:
“Get Ready for 5,000,000 Automobiles” by Frederick Upham Adams