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06-16-06, 08:06 PM #1FishTail Guest
Man Pays Speeding Ticket 52 Years Later
PHILADELPHIA -- Better late than never.
That's how a British man felt about paying a speeding ticket he received in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park nearly 52 years ago.
Park officials received a letter and a five-pound note this week from John Gedge, who's now 84 and living in a nursing home in East Sussex, England.
Five pounds was worth about $14 in 1954, and about $9 today.
Gedge was visiting Philadelphia on July 15, 1954, when a Fairmount Park guard nabbed him for driving 55 mph in a 35 mph-zone.
Gedge recently discovered the unpaid citation in the pocket of an old coat.
He told The Philadelphia Inquirer by telephone that he thought, "Blimey, I've got to pay."
He said, "Englishmen pay their debts."
He said now his conscience is clear.
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