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Miles Per Hour
Miles per hour
Automobile speedometer, indicating speed in miles per hour
Miles per hour (mph, MPH or mi/h) is a British imperial and United States customary unit of speed expressing the number of statute miles covered in one hour. It is used in the United Kingdom, the United States, and a number of countries with fewer than one million inhabitants, most of which are UK or US territories, or have close historical ties with the UK or US.
50 mph speed limit sign in the United Kingdom
65 mph speed limit sign in the United States
Speed limits and road traffic speeds are given in miles per hour in the following jurisdictions:
^"Modern Living: Think Metric". Time Magazine. 9 June 1975. Archived from the original on 22 January 2011. Retrieved 2010. Meanwhile, the metricization of America is already taking place. Individual federal agencies, school systems, states and industries, as well as radio announcers, supermarkets, beverage bottlers and ballpark scoreboards, are hastening the everyday use of meters, liters and grams. ...a road sign outside Fergus Falls reads, ST. CLOUD 100 MILES OR 161 KILOMETERS. Other signs note that 55 m.p.h. equals 88 kilometers per hour.