How many minutes is a mile of driving?

I’m about to drive 50 miles to go camping, and the posted speed limit is 60 mph. How many minutes would it take me to drive a mile?

Tiffany Leung · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Enjoy your camping trip!
If you are going 60 mph, one minute is a mile of driving. So, it would take you 50 minutes to drive 50 miles to the campgrounds.
However, your speed can be affected by several factors:
  • Road conditions: If it rained or snowed before your trip, the roads could become slippery—especially if you’re driving on unmaintained roads. You would have to reduce your speed to
    drive safely
  • Weather conditions: Rain, snow, and fog will greatly decrease visibility, so you would have to drive slower to reduce the risk of a collision.
  • Traffic: The more traffic, the longer it will take to reach your destination—since you’ll be driving at a much slower speed than the posted limit.
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