Stephen: Your link fell victim to the URL size limitations of text-mode messages, so it's fragmented and therefore not clickable (at least in MS Outlook--and probably also in a number of other email clients).
This will work: http://tinyurl.com/33zf2w. To all: I recommend using TinyURL, at http://tinyurl.com, in all such cases. Bill Potts Roseville, CA http://metric1.org [SI Navigator--now only 94 hits short of 100 kilohits] -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Stephen Gallagher Sent: Saturday, November 03, 2007 14:33 To: U.S. Metric Association Cc: U.S. Metric Association Subject: [USMA:39673] Re: Speedometer displays Transport Canada requires that speedometers must be calibrated in km/ h. That being said, there is no prohibition on speedometers also displaying MPH, nor is there a requirement that the km/h be the primary set of numbers when both km/h and MPH are displayed. (That being said, if the car was manufactured for the Canadian market and if the speedometer simultaneously displays km/h and MPH, the km/h are normally always the more prominent numbers). Odometers and trip counters must be calibrated in km, but they may be calibrated in miles if there is a label stating the at the odometer is calibrated in miles. Again, odometers for cars manufactured to be sold in Canada will have odometers displaying km. So, to summarize, in Canada: A speedometer can be km/h, or both km/h and MPH (with no requirement for km/h to be primary). But, a speedometer could not display MPH alone (unless the car was manufactured before the metric requirements were implemented.) An odometer can display km alone or miles alone, but if displaying miles, a label must be displayed showing this. The reason that there is no requirement for the km/h to be the primary numbers when both are displayed, and to allow odometers to display miles as long as a label accompanies it, is to allow for the legal and permanent , importation of US market cars into Canada (normally done by persons who move from the US to Canada and who bring their cars with them). Their US speedometer meets Canadian requirements, even if the km/h is the smaller set of numbers. Also, since the US odometer may display miles alone, that odometer would be legal in Canada by the application of a label on the dash, stating that the odometer reads in miles. Here is the Transport Canada website where the regulations are published. http://www.tc.gc.ca/acts-regulations/GENERAL/m/mvsa/regulations/mvsrg/ 100/mvsr101.html Check section 101 (17, 18, 18.1) Stephen On 3-Nov-07, at 12:32 , [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > I guess I'm wondering more what the current practice is now, and > secondarily what the law allows (i.e, are the choices km/h only or > both km/h and mph provided that the km/h display is primary on dual > analog displays, etc;)_ > > Ezra >