Former Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard
Former Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard surrenders his license in demonstration of the old hand-written citation method. Using the new electronic citation warning system* (eCWS), officers will not need pen and paper; they can simply scan the bar code on the back of a license to retrieve the driver’s record.
This was a simulation used to demonstrate the new system.
Oral histories and folktales claim that President Grant received a traffic ticket for recklessly driving his horse and buggy sometime during his presidency.
Some accounts say Grant himself drove the horses, while others place blame with the hired driver. In both versions Grant accepts sole responsibility. One account claims that the officer who stopped him did not want to cite him because he was the President. However, Grant insisted that the policeman do his duty and stated, “Nobody is above the law.” Depending on the source, the fine ranges from five to twenty dollars.
1. Schoenberg, Philip Ernest, PhD. Ulysses S. Grant on Leadership. 2000.
2. History Forum. President Grant and Speeding Ticket. 2006.