SPEEDING ON A MOTOR BICYCLE IN 1905.

Fermanagh Herald and Monaghan News.1905. Price One Penny.

April 1st 1905. ON A MOTOR BICYCLE. At the Enniskillen Petty Sessions on Monday, Mr. W. C. Trimble, J.P., presiding, Constable Brown summoned Robert T. Lendrum, Enniskillen, for having driven a motor bicycle on the public street of Enniskillen, on the evening of the 14th inst. at a speed dangerous to the public. Mr. A, C. Cooney, solicitor, appeared for the defendant. Constable Brown stated that at 7.30 on Sunday evening, the 18th inst., he was on duty in Church Street, when he saw Mr. Lendrum driving his motor bicycle down Church Street and up High Street, carelessly or negligently, and at a speed dangerous to the public. In witness’s opinion defendant was driving at the rate of about ten miles an hour. There were a good many people on the footpath at the time.

Cross-examined by Mr. Cooney: Were there any vehicles in the centre of the street? None whatever. Mr. Cooney: Aren’t motor-cars owned by aristocrats driven at a much greater speed through Enniskillen than ten miles an hour? I have not seen them. If Mr. Lendrum were to swear that he had a speed indicator on the bicycle which showed that he was only going at the rate of eight miles an hour, would you contradict him? It is my opinion that he was going at ten miles an hour. Constable Kyle also gave evidence. Defendant was fined 6s and costs.

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