Why 70 Miles Per Hour Is the New 55
Left to their own devices, American drivers confronted with an open stretch of interstate highway tend to drive at about 70 miles per hour?whatever the legal speed limit happens to be. Virginia is the 34th state to raise its rural interstate ...
Dear Uncle Sam: We Used To Measure In Miles Per Hour As Well, Honest
I realized how far we have come off the tracks from that golden era of miles per hour when I had to cuff my over-30 nephew after he asked how many kilometers were on a large 1972 Chrysler Imperial. Those of us from a kinder and gentler time knew that old ...
Speed limit on Range Line Rd. now 40 miles per hour
Sgt. Rives says, "Speed comes into play in two things- number one the stopping distance. By the time you see a hazard your brain processes it and you react to it. Reducing speed five miles and hour from 45 to 40 miles an hour, if people are ...
Screw miles per hour, we need feet per second
Measuring a car's speed by the miles it covers in an hour is as obsolete as the buffalo nickel. Drivers need a speed measurement that reflects our go-anywhere-fast lifestyle. We must replace miles per hour with feet per second. Before it's too late.
This bizarre-looking bike went 127 miles per hour
In 1962, José Meiffret used this odd-looking bike to ride down the German Autobahn at an incredible, record-breaking 127 miles per hour. That gigantic gear had 130 teeth. The bike had wooden rims to keep it from overheating. It weighed 45 pounds.