Chicago Tribune, April 22, 1922. So: one out of 19 Chicago drivers is a vampire. I find this statistic wholly credible, even today.
As usual, Chicago weren’t ready for reform.
Paints a pretty picture, no?
Engineers were huge folk heroes at this time: they held the potential solution to any problem you could think of. Interesting that the plague of vampire autos is what drove the creation of the downtown tunnel system.