Monday, May 20, 2013
Can you run faster than a New York cabbie?
By Lizzie Haldane
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the 100-meter gold in 10.75 seconds.
A New York cabbie is believed to be the first person in the United States to be issued a speeding ticket on this date in 1899. No, not for going 110 in a school zone, but for "speeding" down Lexington Avenue at 12 mph in his electric car. Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce would call that a crawl, as she maxed out at around 21 mph when she won Olympic gold in the 100 meters last summer in London. The fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt would find it laughable. He more than doubled the taximan's speed during his 100-meter run in London.