No Racing in the Streets
From The Bee, New Orleans newspaper, November 14, 1835:

The fast driving of the drays through the streets has become an intolerable nuisance;
despite the ordinances of the City Council, and in consequence of the negligence of the police
The most effectual laws that we have known to prevent this nuisance were those that
ordered that all drivers should walk by the side of their horses or drays, or otherwise be
fined.  When drivers are permitted to ride in their carts, it is, of course, for their pleasure
to drive quickly; but when they are compelled to walk, the temptation to rapid charioteering
is entirely conquered.
Will the members of the City Council act on this suggestion?

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