Dangerous road for a century

Wednesday February 6, 2013

From the August 25, 1914, Springfield Republican, page 14: "Driving on the state road between Lenox and Pittsfield is so dangerous that the main highway is but little used. Automobiles are constantly approaching and passing while operated at from 35 to 60 miles an hour, and the driver is given no courtesies by the motorists. Cottagers living on the road, who drive, cross to outlying roads and make circuitous trip into Lenox.

Apparently town officials have given up attempts to regulate the speed of automobiles between Lenox and Pittsfield, as there have been no arrests for violations this season.




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