Sober coahman- your safety!
In 1876, on September 2, at a meeting of the Yekaterinburg City Duma, a curious thing happened: a complaint was received from one of the vowels on a drunken cabman, because of which, during a trip home from the theater, he toppled over with the crew and got seriously injured. On that day, the Duma approved the first rule of street traffic in the Urals.
According to the new rules, it was allowed to drive only persons who had reached the age of 18 and had the skills of driving horses. Each cabman was assigned his own individual number, which he not only wore on clothes, but also glued to the left side of the crew. In addition, each cabman had to have the rules of the road (printed copy) in order to present them at the first demand.
All the unreliable crews, old and uncomfortable police had the right to detain, directing them for repairs.
The new rules suggested riding only on the right side at a moderate pace without overtaking. The driver must have been not only sober, but also polite. Those drivers who violated the rules and were seen more than three times in this were denied the right to drive.
And the most amazing thing is that exactly 125 years ago, around the same time, a prototype of an inspector elected among the cabmen appeared, whose duties included monitoring compliance with the above-mentioned rules.
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