If you drive between Canada and America, as I occasionally do, you have to learn to switch between the metric system and the Imperial system. Not all signs are like the one pictured here, specifying the unit of measurement. And if you aren't careful, you might find yourself getting a speeding ticket in Canada or being passed by a combine in America.
doesn't just apply to money when Ontario Provincial Police arrested him
for speeding Monday.
"I'm from California and the sign
says 100," said the driver, who police said was clocked at 148 km/h
during a safety blitz on Highway 401 in South Stormont, 100 kilometres
southeast of Ottawa.
In miles per hour, the driver was only doing about 90. Nevertheless the driver was slapped with a speeding ticket. [Link]
Before getting the ticket, he must have been really excited. Perhaps he even called one of his friends in California. "Guess what, Larry? The speed limit here is 100. What a great country! And the best part is, most people are only going 60! They're so freakin' laidback, these Canadians. I've got a good mind to move here. But I hear that the weather sucks. One guy told me that it never gets above 35 degrees! Can you imagine?"
Photo by David Herrera