At the annual meeting of the directors of the American Automobile association at the Hotel Belmont, New York city. November 30, a stringent resolution was adopted against reckless and lawless speeders.
The resolution places the association squarely on record as being unalterably opposed to the unfair use of the highways by criminal and lawless operators of motor driven vehicles, and calls on the various state organizations to secure the enactment of laws which shall rid the highways of reckless and inconsiderate drivers even to the extent of the revocation of licenses and the administration of Jail penalties.
The resolution was prepared by Oliver O. Quayle, chairman of the legislative committee of the New York state association, who stated that recent conditions in automobiling not only warranted, but made such action necessary to prevent repetitions of accidents which have agitated many parts of the country. He intimated that such legislation was being prepared for introduction in the New York legislature at the earliest possible moment.
As the membership of the American Automobile association numbers more than 25,000, its influence should go far towards securing the passage of laws which will protect the public against those who are ruthless and wanton In their disregard of the rights of others.
—League of American Wheelmen. “To Curb Reckless Automobiling” Good Roads Magazine January 1909 :451.