We begin the year with a cautionary tale – a recent incident that highlights a possible consequence of the UK’s ongoing measurement muddle.Continue reading “Road speed units mix-up could have been fatal”
Ronnie Cohen passes on an update on this topic that he has recently received from the UK Department for Transport.Continue reading “Progress on metrication of the British rail network”
Following the recent Metric Views article about the miles per hour (mph) speed limits for e-schooters, Ronnie Cohen wrote to his MP about the issue. Ronnie now reports on the responses that he has received, and adds his comments.Continue reading “Official thinking behind e-scooter mph speed limit”
A reader with a long memory might recall that Philip Hammond, when Transport Secretary, turned down on the grounds of cost a proposal for providing metric height restriction signs on all bridges over highways. The estimate may have been around £2million. Ronnie Cohen compares this and other costs of converting road traffic signs with the cost of HS2.Continue reading “Government’s blank cheque for HS2”
In response to readers’ comments about the legal status of metric units on British roads, Ronnie Cohen has written a summary which he hopes will clarify the situation.Continue reading “Where are metric units legal on British roads?”
Ronnie Cohen looks at some consequences for the motorist of the UK’s measurement muddle.Continue reading “Our awkward vehicle specifications”
Now that we have all become accustomed to metric social distance signs, it might be a good time to look at their legality, which some have questioned. Ronnie Cohen has investigated and reports his conclusions.Continue reading “Legal position on metric social distance signs”
From 4 July, the use of electric scooters will become legal in Great Britain, albeit on a limited trial basis. The use of privately owned e-scooters will remain illegal, and e-scooters will not be permitted on pavements. E-scooter design speeds will be limited to 15.5 miles per hour.