January 1, 1970

With these all these cars on the road, deaths were high. In this 1932 speech H.G. Wells warned of the dangers of the motor car.

Innovations in safety soon followed: Mary Anderson invented windscreen wipers in 1903 (although these were powered by hand!).

In 1934 a 30mph speed limit was enforced in built-up areas and double yellow lines were introduced in 1958.

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