Rules of the Road

From the days when headlights weren’t yet standard equipment, we bring you Skidmore Ordinance No. 24, Amended, as published in the July 10, 1913 Skidmore New Era:

Amending Ordinance No. 24 by striking out Section II and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

Sec. II.  No motor vehicle shall be operated on any public street of the city of Skidmore during the period from thirty minutes after sunset to thirty minutes before sunrise, without at least two lighted lamps showing white lights, visible at least two hundred feet in the direction toward which the motor vehicle is proceeding and shall also exhibit at least one red light visible in the reverse direction.  Furthermore, no motor vehicle shall be driven on any street of said city at a greater rate of speed than ten miles per hour, and on that part of Elm street between Orchard street and Chestnut avenue and on that part of Walnut street between High and Oak street no motor vehicle shall be driven at a greater rate of speed than eight miles per hour.  Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction, be fined not less than five dollars nor more than twenty-five dollars.

Passed and approved this the 7th day of July, 1913.  Ira E. Porter, Mayor.  Attest, F. H. Barrett, City Clerk.