Here we will look at some visible displays of miles that are totally unrelated to road transport, the one major area of British life where miles are used across the UK. The images shown in this article demonstrate the enormous influence of British mile-based road signs for speed and distance on British society.Continue reading “Miles beyond transport”
Multiple conversions for same social distances
If you thought social distancing was simple, think again. Ronnie Cohen draws attention some examples of confusing conversions. When will we learn to think metric and not convert?Continue reading “Multiple conversions for same social distances”
Our awkward vehicle specifications
Ronnie Cohen looks at some consequences for the motorist of the UK’s measurement muddle.Continue reading “Our awkward vehicle specifications”
Legal position on metric social distance signs
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”
British drivers’ exposure to metres
Ronnie Cohen takes a look at some of the ways in which British drivers are exposed to metric measures. Metric Views would be interested hear of readers’ experiences, though it is not possible, unfortunately, to post photos with your comments.
DfT expects drivers to be familiar with metres and that’s official
Ronnie Cohen reports on his recent correspondence with the UK Department for Transport (DfT).
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Imperial on the surface, metric beneath
Following on from his article about the far-reaching influence of the measurement units used on road traffic signs, Ronnie Cohen now takes a look at the signs themselves and the roads they complement.
Continued use of medieval units damages UK’s image abroad
Following the Brexit vote, leading ministers have used a number of buzzwords and phrases to try to promote the UK in a positive light as they talk about new trade deals, free trade, investment, lower taxes and lighter regulation. Can they be serious?
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