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Washington, D.C. -- "Safest driver of 1936, John W. Hunter." View full size.
Safest D.C. Autoist Is Chosen;
Drove 32 Years Without Crash
Washington Post, August 13, 1936
Thirty-two years of automobile driving without an accident or a parking ticket yesterday brought its reward when John Hunter, a merchant living at 7336 Fourteenth street northwest, was selected as Washington's safest driver by a committee headed by Commissioner Melvin C. Hazen. The choice was made in the District Building at the request of the American Automobile Association, which will hold a traffic safety clinic in New York City on August 31. Hunter, who is 57, has estimated that he had driven 600,000 miles. He has never been arrested on a traffic charge or received a parking ticket.