News: Neillsville, Wis. - Lights on Vehicles (31 Oct. 1929)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 31, 1929
Lights on Vehicles (31 October 1929)
Every vehicle, whether horse-drawn of motor propelled, must carry lights or reflective signals under the new Traffic Code. They must also have adequate breaks (brakes), horns that can be heard, rear view mirrors and windshield wipers.
Good brakes and good lights are of primary importance in the prevention of accidents. Every car is required to have "two separate means of applying brakes, each of which shall be effective to apply brakes to at least two wheels." Motorcycles are exempt from braking on two wheels, but they, as well as all motor vehicles must be able to stop within fifty feet from a speed of twenty miles per hous (hour). Undoubtedly brake clinics will be held by the more progressive cities to educate local motorists and it should be of vital interest to every operator to know whether he can stop his car within two car lengths from twenty miles per hour. Why not try it tomorrow and see whether or not your brakes need adjustment in order to met legal requirements. Few operators realize that insufficient brakes make them liable for serious damages if they are involved in an accident.
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