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December 14
1916 The schedule for the First International Road Congress at Worcester, MA, is disrupted when a heavy snowstorm interferes with railroad schedules. Director Logan Page, scheduled to speak today on "What the United States is Doing for the Good Roads Movement," did not arrive in time and, instead, will speak on December 15.
1961 BPR meets with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, the American Bar Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Traffic Institute of Northwestern University to formulate policy for a National Register of Revoked Operators' Licenses.
1967 Under Federal standards announced by Administrator Lowell Bridwell today, all passenger cars are to be equipped with side marker lamps or side reflex reflectors after December 31, 1968, and side reflectors and side marker lamps after December 31, 1969.
1973 Addressing the Council of State Governments in New Orleans, LA, Administrator Norbert Tiemann warns that the national energy crisis could critically curtail the Federal-State highway program. "Commuters must realize it is their patriotic duty to use carpools or mass transit . . . and housewives can make a contribution by forming shopping carpools."
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