Weights & Measure
Canada uses the metric system of weights and measures.
This is especially significant for American drivers because speed limits, distances and fuel prices are all posted in unfamiliar terms. Here are some handy comparisons that will help you with Canadian signs and fuel prices.
A kilometer (km) is approximately six-tenths (0.6) of a mile. Use the following formula to estimate speed limits and distances:
For example, in a 50 km/hour zone, you should drive 30 km/hour, and in an 80 km/hour zone, you should drive 50 miles/hour.
Fuel in Canada is sold in litres. It takes 3.78 litres to make a US gallon.
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