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How to learn to drive a car with a mph speedo when all the speeds are kph? Answered

  I'm learning to drive in a Morris Mini but the speedo is in mph, when all the speed signs are in kph. Is there an easy conversion I can learn or should I just learn the local speeds in mph
 

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orksecurityBest Answer (author)2009-10-10

I'd go with "just learn the necessary conversions." 100 kilometers is a touch over 62 miles; if you want to be extra safe and make the math easier, call it 10 kliks to 6 miles. So 30 kph is about 18 mph, 40 is 24, 50 is 30, etc.

The problem with the sharpie idea is that it won't really be visible when driving at night.

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kelseymh (author)2009-10-10

1.6.  Read it.  Learn it.  Live it.

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Kiteman (author)2009-10-10

The rough conversion is kph, divided by 8, times 5 = mph.<br /><br />That's a bit too much to do on the fly, so you are probably better off making a paper template to place over your existing dial - do the maths to work out where the different kph marks should be, then cut a big paper <strong>O</strong> that will cover the mph marks, but let you see the needle through the middle.<br />

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steveastrouk (author)2009-10-10

Well 80 Kmh is 50 Mph.

I'd mark key speeds in kmh on the gauge with a sharpie - small road limit, highway limit. In the UK ,  30, 40, 50,60 and 70 mph are the key speeds.

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Kryptonite (author)2009-10-10

I reccomend Sharpieing in the kph speed over the top or slightly to the side, there's an easy table here <a href="http://www.teaching-english-in-japan.net/conversion/kilometers">www.teaching-english-in-japan.net/conversion/kilometers</a>.<br />

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