May 24, 2004

Americans Speeding

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As I entered Canada last Friday afternoon, out of the corner of my eye I spotted a sign urging American drivers to “Thinkmetric,” complete with that cute little “km” in the centre. The thing I found especially interesting, however, was the example posted on that sign:

60 mph is 90 kmh

Um…. Not quite. In fact, 60 miles per hour is much closer to 100 kilometres per hour. So if a policeman stops an American tourist who is going 100 in a 90 zone, may the American point out that the fault really lies with the sign at the border? After all, it told him that whenever he saw the 90 kmh sign he could go 60 mph, right?

Posted by John Barach @ 9:33 pm | Discuss (0)

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