Conversion number between miles per hour [mph] and feet per second [fps] is 1. This means, that miles per hour is bigger unit than feet per second. Switch to reverse conversion: from feet per second to miles per hour conversion. If conversion between miles per hour to metre-per-second and metre-per-second to feet per second is exactly definied, high precision conversion from miles per hour to feet per second is enabled. Decimal places: In American public life, this is the most commonly used speed unit.
It is interesting that in some countries like Samoa, Belize, the Bahamas, and some others, where both metric and Imperial systems are used, road signs indicating seed limits usually have two numbers, with one being in miles per hour and the other being in kilometers per hour. Apart of indicating road speed limits, the unit of miles per hour is used in aeronautics, sailing, as well as in sports to specify the speed of ball delivery in such sports as baseball, tennis, etc. A racehorse on a short distance can develop the speed of up to 35 miles per hour, and the same is the maximum speed for going downhill on a bicycle.
Most people can make generalizations about a rate of miles per hour, as this is a standard rate used to gauge how fast cars and other vehicles move. Sometimes, however, you might be presented with a rate stated in feet per seconds. This is a little harder to conceptualize as it is not a rate normally used. Converting from feet per second to miles per hour can help you compare rates.