Re: a dumb query? pls humor me
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On 02/25/07 17:44, Kamaraju S Kusumanchi wrote:
> Michael Pobega wrote:
>> Off-topic from an off-topic thread? What an oxymoron.
>> And yeah, teachers always say that we'll be switching to the metric
>> system but it will never happen. I'm still in high school and my economics
>> teacher says that all of the time.
> I read in one of the textbooks (forget which one, sorry) that US actually
> did try switching to kmph (kilometers per hour) from mph (miles per hour)
> in regards to road signs etc., But then people had a hard time following
> it. The government considered it as a failure and switched back. Someone
> please correct me if I am wrong.
You're right. It was back in the 1970s.
The cost of changing every speed limit sign in this very large
country was also considered prohibitive.
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