Sandusky Star Journal – August 6, 1917:
ALL VEHICLES MUST HAVE LIGHTS AUG. 10
The crusade in Erie Co. against drivers of vehicles not equipped with lights one hour after sunset will begin on Aug 10 Prosecutor Flynn announced Monday after notifying Sheriff Perry. Constables in the various villages will be notified the prosecutor declared.
Upon learning of the action of the prosecutor Chief of Police Weingates announced that the law would be rigidly enforced in Sandusky beginning next Friday. The motorists are now obeying the law in this respect and we will go after bicyclists and owners of horse drawn vehicles beginning Aug 10 declared the chief.