August 3, 2023

In Retrospect

100 YEARS AGO

AUGUST 3, 1923

Motorists must now resume the former practice of dimming head lights before passing an approaching vehicle or be subject to fines of $5 for the first failure to do so and from $50 to $100 for each subsequent violation. The Pence bill, passed by the last legislature to take the place of the legal lens law, which provided that only certain types of lenses could be used, now requires that headlights must be dimmed when 200 feet away from an approaching vehicle so that no portion of the glaring rays are above a point three and one half feet from the ground.

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The new law, now effective, prohibits the driving of a vehicle on the public highway without having a “bill of sale” as defined by law, or without having first filed with t…

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