Overloaded vehicles - not a new phenomenon !

The Times, 7 October 1795

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On Monday last, Thomas Barker, the driver of the Hertford Stagecoach, was convicted before Daniel Williams Esq., at the Public Office, Worship Street, Shoreditch, in the penalty of £4, for permitting eight persons to ride upon the roof of his coach, in passing to London.

 

[Editor : An offence clearly taken very seriously at the time – the fine would be equivalent to approx £4,000 today!]

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