Monthly Archives: January 2008

Metres and yards – now interchangeable?

A reader of Metric Views has drawn our attention to a paragraph in the DfT Traffic Signs Manual that allows distances shown as ‘yards’ on some traffic signs to be measured in metres. We wonder if this idea on interchangeability … Continue reading

Posted in General, Media, Road signs, Transport | 12 Comments

An echo of the past, but no pointer to the future

The Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Mail have followed the far-right British National Party in drawing attention to the case of a market trader in Dalston, East London, who prefers to sell fruit and veg by the bowl (see previous … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer affairs, Law | 9 Comments

Speeding – it’s all in the mind

The US web site METRICation US has an amusing story about a speeding Irish driver whose fine was reduced when he convinced the Judge that his speed in km/h sounded higher than it was. The full story is to be found at: … Continue reading

Posted in Transport, Views from abroad | 3 Comments