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Re: Map Sizes

From: Tony Christney <acc@u...>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 12:49:54 -0800
Subject: Re: Map Sizes

Status: RO

>>2 miles = 3 kilometers
>This tends to run you into problems in North America, though. You're
>safer with 6 miles = 10 kilometres. 100 km/hour speed limit in Ontario
>means about 60 miles per hour, not 66 miles per hour (actually, we all
>know that he police don't blink until you hit 120 km/hr anyway; it's
>the only way anyone gets anywhere on the continent's second busiest

I guess they don't have photo radar in Ontario yet. I have friends who
got tickets in the mail doing 40km/h in a 30 zone... at 4AM!!! Can you
say "money grab"?

Photo Radar, coming soon to a highway near you...

>For long North American drives, your conversion will show a
>600 mile trip as 900 km, not the closer approximation of 1000 km.
>That's an extra hour on the trip from Toronto to Milwaukee!
>Allan Goodall	-
>"The secret rules of engagement are hard to endorse,
> when the appearance of conflict meets the appearance of force"
>			- The Tragically Hip

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