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Originally Posted by secondmouse View Post
Imperial Speedometer
Great Britain uses imperial units for speed measurement. The law requires that speedometers must include a miles-per-hour display. Please note in particular that any modified display must be visible in daylight and in darkness.

Markings may be added to the existing speedometer provided they are:

can be seen clearly in daylight and when the instrument is lit during darkness.
Hi secondmouse

You should be alright with a KPH speedo on an imported vehicle. What car is it out of curiosity?

As it says on the Dft website markings maybe added. You should be able to see stickers on the speedo even at night. I mean if they're good enough for bikes, carsvshould be ok. Thinking about it, my uncle imported an MX-5 from Japan, that had a KPH speedo on it. He did change it though shortly after, but it was legal on the road before he did.
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It's a Vauxhall (or rather Opel) Zafira.

The DFT website states:

"The law requires that speedometers must include a miles-per-hour display" - this seems fairly unambiguous to me, i.e. mandatory.

How can there a universal speedo sticker to fit all makes of car?
I'd be inclined to go for Mikey's original suggestion (some sort of KMH->MPH converter device).
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 13th January 2009
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Yep, I'm pretty sure that it's OK to use these on Bikes. I've riden (not mine) a road legal (taxed and tested) bike with one, so I would have thought it was OK on a car, but I'm sure that Laggy'll know
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