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Old 07-10-2007, 02:30 PM   #41
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Ok, I'm late to this thread due to having to actually work at work. Blech!!

Yes Alix, it IS wierd that only 3 countries in the world don't use the metric system













I'd have thought the US would have converted WAY more countries over to our system by now!! *ducks for cover*

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Old 07-10-2007, 02:32 PM   #42
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Bad enough that kilocycles became kiloherz and centigrade became celsius.
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Old 07-10-2007, 02:34 PM   #43
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mph, justplainbill

i've gone 79 mph in a 65 mph zone, but as soon as i hit 80, i got nabbed.
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Old 07-10-2007, 02:44 PM   #44
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it's a bit off topic, but happened last sunday...
speeding right into the road works area with a speed limit (YES! We have speed limits here!) of 80km/h (50mph)... lucky driver, no controlling there, but I know some americans who got speeding tickets and wondered why...
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Are the areas on the autbahns approaching the entrances to the autobahn stilll 100KPH? (Must be good for the bremsen & riefen industrie) Guess you must have been in the left lane when that Porsche snuck up behind you .
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Old 07-10-2007, 03:14 PM   #45
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Are the areas on the autbahns approaching the entrances to the autobahn stilll 100KPH? (Must be good for the bremsen & riefen industrie) Guess you must have been in the left lane when that Porche snuck up behind you .
the left lane is our usual travel lane... especially on the A2 I call it "Frank's 2nd home"

not at all entrances it's 100kph, but at some.. usually the limits are because of high accident-rates (around Hannover it's 120kph), road works (60 or 80)
or bad road conditions..
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Old 07-10-2007, 07:54 PM   #46
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the left lane is our usual travel lane... especially on the A2 I call it "Frank's 2nd home"

not at all entrances it's 100kph, but at some.. usually the limits are because of high accident-rates (around Hannover it's 120kph), road works (60 or 80)
or bad road conditions..
Even 25 years ago 185KPH was considered a bit slow for the left lane. Off course going under the rear of a disabled truck even at 100 kph means the polizei will need a big Miele to clean you off the road

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