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First Speeding Arrest

The First Speeding Arrest in the United States happened just over one hundred and fifteen years ago.

The History of the First Speeding Arrest.

On May 20th, 1899 Jacob German received the dubious honor of being the first man pulled over and arrested for speeding. He was going 12 miles per hour. The police officer that caught him was on a bicycle.

To the police officer’s credit Jacob German’s blistering speed of 12 miles per hour was more than one hundred and fifty percent over the legal speed limit of 8 miles per hour.

For more information on the First Speeding Arrest, be sure to read this article on Gizmodo.

What has changed since First Speeding Arrest?

Despite the humor in an individual getting pulled over and arrested for going 12 miles per hour in the First Speeding Arrest, there is a lot to take away from the First Speeding Arrest.

Since the First Speeding Arrest just over one hundred and fifteen years ago a lot of things have changed. The First Speeding Arrest actually occurred at a point in time when there were more electric cars on the road than gasoline cars. Now speed limits are much higher than they used to be. People are also less likely to be arrested for speeding now than they were in 1899.

Traffic Ticket Lawyers and the First Speeding Arrest.

Unfortunately The Coquat Law Firm wasn’t around to help Jacob German back in 1899 with the First Speeding Arrest. But The Coquat Law Firm is here now. If you have an unresolved traffic ticket or citation, don’t’ waste your time and money fighting with the court. We have a trained traffic ticket team that can help you. At The Coquat Law Firm we handle thousands of citations every year. Don’t fight your traffic tickets alone. Call The Coquat Law Firm today at 210-745-2835 today!! And be sure to let us know what you think about the First Speeding Arrest in the comment section.


Justin A. Coquat is a founding member of The Coquat Law Firm, P.C. Mr. Coquat has represented clients with Traffic Tickets, Speeding Tickets, CDL Tickets and MIPs for over seven years and has resolved an excess of 2,500 citations. He is a San Antonio native who went to The University of the Incarnate Word and then South Texas College of Law in Houston.
Mr. Coquat represents victims of traffic tickets in the San Antonio Municipal Court, Bexar County Justice of the Peace Courts, Schertz Municipal Court, Selma Municipal Court, Leon Valley, Helotes, Hollywood Park, Alamo Heights, Shavano Park and Garden Ridge. He also resolves traffic tickets in other local jurisdictions such as the Helotes Municipal Court, Marion Municipal Court, Elmendorf Municipal Court, Three Rivers Municipal Court, George West Municipal Court and Justice of the Peace Courts in Comal County, Guadalupe County, Atascosa County and Live Oak County .

Mr Coquat can be reached for a free traffic ticket defense consultation at 210-745-2825.

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