Mar 19, 2008, 12:39 AM
I had to post this. It's from cafe unknown and there are several videos of Portland traffic taken in the 30's. It is before a unified street signaling system and they are amazing. The drivers were freaking crazy!!!!
Mar 19, 2008, 7:31 AM
Haha man, I thought todays drivers were crazy! It looked like some of those cars were going to plow straight through those people. Crazy fast streetcars too.
Mar 19, 2008, 3:55 PM
The video of NE Broadway and Interstate is terrifying. I can only imagine the fatalities.
Mar 20, 2008, 1:22 AM
:previous: No kidding!
In the fifteen years since 1925, more than 900 persons have died as the result of traffic accidents in Portland. The city experienced one traffic death every five and one-half days in the 1930’s.
-Portland Traffic Safety Commission August 1940.
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