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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.
About This Item
- 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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