For those drivers with a lead foot, a speeding ticket is an annoying—and expensive. And they’ve been around for a long time. Englishman Walter Arnold has the distinction of the being the first motorist to receive a speeding ticket. On January 28, 1896, he was cited for driving at the unruly speed of eight mph in a two-mph zone. That set him back one shilling. The first American was Jacob German, a New York cabbie. He got nailed for zooming along at 12 mph on Lexington Avenue.