The first ever speeding fine was given to Walter Arnold of Kent, UK, in January 1896. His speed: 8mph in a 2 mph zoe. He was caught by policeman on a bicycle.
A New York City cab driver named Jacob German was arrested for speeding on May 20, 1899 for driving 12 miles per hour on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. In Dayton, Ohio, police issued a paper ticket to Harry Myers for going twelve miles per hour on West Third Street in 1904.