California Raises Speed Limit to 55 mph!

Sept. 10, 1941, Comics

Sept. 10, 1941: California gets ready to raise the speed limit to 55 mph and the Auto Club will be posting new signs. That’s right, the Auto Club posted highway signage.

Jimmie Fidler says: There’s something sadly amiss when an industry that can — and does — spend millions to recruit the world’s best writing brains is still so starved for ideas that it’s forced to remake stories over and over again.

Sept. 10, 1941, Speed Limit

Sept. 10, 1941, Jimmie Fidler

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5 Responses to California Raises Speed Limit to 55 mph!

  1. Sam Flowers says:

    Man, I would love to have a few of those Auto Club signs in my collection. 55 was break neck speed for some cars on some roads then.

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  2. Dick Morris says:

    In the early to mid 1950s there was an auto club sign next to my elementary school – probably a pedestrian crossing. The school only dated from about 1948 so the auto was still putting up signs then. That just shows that outsourcing of some government functions has been around for quite a while.

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