Traffic in Memphis Has Always Been Scary 

"The alarming increase in automobile accidents everywhere during the past few years has rendered the correction of traffic conditions one of the most important municipal problems of the present day. The motor car has become the greatest menace to human life, and has made the streets of the cities places of real danger."

Except for that quaint phrase "motor car," you might have thought this was written yesterday, because then as now, Memphians have always been bad drivers ...

Motor City Madman Vance Lauderdale enlightens his readers on the lengthy history of bad driving in Memphis at his Memphis magazine blog.

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