A bit of history about Mille Bornes. It was originally invented in France
by Edmond Dujardin, whose company still publishes it today. Mr. Dujardin was inspired by a similar game called Touring
, originally published in 1906.
In Touring the game was scored in mileage (1,3,15,30). There was no safeties, nor Stop and Go. but many more things could happen 'Broken suspension', 'Out of oil', etc.
In the U.S. Parker Brothers licensed and translated Mille Bornes in 1962 and Touring was published from 1926 to 1975.
Source: University of Waterloo Elliott Avedon Museum and Archive of Games