August 7, 1943

Penalty Is Loss of Ration Coupons
BALTIMORE—One report from the National Safety Council stated in part “…46 per cent of cars driven by war workers had at least one tire with the tread worn smooth, 23 per cent with at least two tires worn smooth, and 11 per cent with at least three.” Due to the extreme shortage of rubber, the national wartime speed limit of 35 miles per hour was enacted on October 28 of last year, enforcement of which began on November 10. Drivers are reminded that the so-called Victory Speed is law. As an example, the Baltimore Afro-American reported in the August 3 edition that three individuals were arrested for speeding and their gasoline ration coupons revoked by the Office of Price Administration (OPA).

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