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Paris Moderne no. 2899 Chauffeuse D'Autotax

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Picture (left): A traffic ticket in the Bois de Boulogne. Our poor chauffeuse receives a traffic ticket for having tried to satisfy a hurried client who asked her to speed.

In London horse cabs were only required to travel at four miles an hour which was about all that the average cab horse could manage when pulling a loaded four-wheeler. In Winnipeg, where horse cabs were pulled by two horses, owners protested when the 1910 city council proposed a minimum speed of seven mph.

Some motor cab drivers used the minimum speed limit to their advantage. The 1907 Baedeker guide to London warned visitors that they should tip taxi drivers generously if they wanted to travel faster than four miles an hour.

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