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Denver drivers have been grumbling about speeding tickets since 1886

Denver Police Department Facebook A Denver Police Department traffic officer stops a driver.

Turns out speeding — especially on Broadway — isn’t such a new thing.

Denver residents have been grumbling about speeding tickets since 1886 when the Denver Police Department first started employing “Traffic Officers,” according to a DPD Facebook post.

Two officers on horseback began exclusively patrolling Broadway after someone’s speeding led to a three-carriage crash. The following year, a third officer was assigned to thoroughfares and a fourth to north Denver.

So next time you’re telling yourself, “I wasn’t going that fast,” just think of a person in 1886 saying the same thing.

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