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Horsemen for Good Roads.

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Horsemen for Good Roads.

The New York Times
May 10, 1900


Complaints against the alleged violation by automobilists of the speed regulations on the Coney Island Boulevard were repeated at a meeting of the Riders and Drivers' Association of the State of New York held last night at the clubhouse of the Parkway Driving Club, Brooklyn. Several delegates reported accidents to their vehicles, caused by the frightening of their animals by the automobiles, and it was finally decided to file formal protests with the Park and Police Departments.  It is hoped that this action will bring about the intervention of the police and clinch Park Commissioner Brower's reported intention to confine the automobiles to the side roads.

The meeting was largely attended, and much enthusiasm was shown over Saturday's Speedway parade.  It was decided to arrange for a similar celebration upon the opening of the new Brooklyn Speedway, and all the drivers of the greater city will be asked to participate.  A committee was appointed to formulate an address to the riders and drivers of the many horse associations throughout the State, asking for their interest in the subject of good roads and the advancement of pleasure driving and riding.  Dr. Gill announced that the replies to the invitations already sent out had met with a ready response.



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