State Police Safety Education car and officers, 1936

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In 1936, the Maine State Police had a highway safety education program and, in support, bought several new white sedans in August of that year for $515 a piece. State Police Safety Education car #1 was captured in this picture with two troopers.

In a similar vein, the Portland Evening Express, on August 14th 1936, documented that Portland had a new driver safety program to counter rising accident rates. The Portland safety sedan came with a loud speaker on the roof designed to publicly embarrass drivers into better habits.

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  • Title: State Police Safety Education car and officers, 1936
  • Creation Date: 1936
  • Subject Date: 1936
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 10.2 cm x 12.7 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.746
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
  • Object Type: Image

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