Re: “100 years ago, 1913 marked a turning point in Victoria,” March 17.
I found the retrospective on life in Victoria in 1913 most interesting. What caught my eye was the section on automobiles where the article outlined the quaint speed limits of 16 km/h (10 m.p.h.), 25 km/h (15 m.p.h.) and 40 km/h (25 m.p.h.).
But wait, those are right in the range of the restrictive speed limits proposed by Coun. Shellie Gudgeon. So much for a century of progress in automotive engineering. Perhaps for her next gesture of social advancement, she should propose an extra line be added to the “Welcome to Victoria” sign set in the embankment on the Causeway. It could read, “Set Your Clocks Back 100 Years.”
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