Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))

Joshua Hesse (
12 Oct 1995 19:30:02 GMT

Thomas Koenig ( wrote:
: In alt.folklore.computers, (Ken Arromdee) wrote:

: >Converting miles and miles per hour to hours is no harder than doing the same
: >for kilometers and kilometers per hour.

: Depends on your average speed ;-)

: In Europe, you're likely to be driving an average of around 100 km/h on
: motorways, given reasonable speeds, driving times, roadworks, traffic jams,
: and stops for petrol. This makes converting distances to driving times quite
: easy: divide by 100.

: Dunno about the US - what do you average, over long distances? 50
: miles per hour?

Well, the SPEED LIMIT is usually 55 or 65 (soon to be more :)
But for some people the average is about 70 to 80 when the Sherrif/ State Patrol
is nowhere near.