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Would Inquire Whether Foreign Born Violate Traffic Rules

August 22, 1924
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To what extent traffic accidents and violations involve illiterates and foreign born through thei inability to read warning or directional signs; and towhat extent these violators have had driving experience is being studied in connection with the Conference on Street and Highway Safety, it was revesled today in a report Secretary of Commerce Hoover, under whose leadership a number of national organizations are working to reduce automobile accidents.

One of the organizations cooperating with the Conference, the Delaware Safety Council, at Wilmington, it was disclosed, has asked thmagistrates and clerks of city courts to help get facts about the type of traffic voilator who is being brought up for traffic offenses. When ecugh replies have been received an analysis will be attempted to determine whether the information can be used to help the Conference to make recommendations.

The report which these officials have been asked to fill out indicates the name and address of the violator, business, age, color, sex, education, and whether married or single. If foreign born; it will show the nationality, length of residence in the United States, whether naturalized, whether able to speak read, and write English.

Other reports to the Conference have indicated the need for teaching English to the foreign-born. Connecticul is paying close attention to this need is its Americanization work conducted by the State Department of Education, according to a report by Commissioner of Education Meredith of that state.


Baltimore, Md. – Joseph N, Ulmaches been appointed by Governor Albert C. Ritchie to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Beach of Baltimore City until the general election of 1926.

Mr. Ulmar is professor of law at the University of Maryland Law School. He also is president of the Prisoners’ Aid Association and treasurer of the Montrose School for Girls.

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