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An Everyday Journey Through Motoring History, Facts & Trivia

Belt up and enjoy this 365-day ride as you cruise past the most momentous motoring events in history. Packed with fascinating facts about races, motorists and the history of the mighty engine, this is a must-visit web site for any car enthusiast.

On This Day

Tuesday 12th June 1934

85 years ago

Sixty pedestrians crossings were introduced in London in a bid to cut road deaths. The experimental crossings were all sited at places where the traffic was controlled by traffic lights or the police. The Ministry of Transport official stated that, “Pedestrians must not obstruct a vehicle proceeding in the general line of traffic movement, ie straight ahead, but vehicles turning at right angles must give way to pedestrians using the marked crossings”. Pedestrians in breach of these rules were liable for a fine of 5 shillings.

An early British pedestrian crossing

An early British pedestrian crossing