If you have recently completed a new running journey or would like to find out how fast an object or thing travels, our speed calculator is here to help. It works by taking the complicated mathematical (and often scientifical) aspect away from the speed calculation in order to give you a fast and simple result. It is based on distance and time, and is the method in which speeding cameras work.

There are a variety of ways in which speed can be used and calculated, including the following:

## Calculating Average Speed

A speed calculator is able to find out the average speed that an object was travelling over a certain distance, and over a certain amount of time. It can be used to calculate how fast a car is travelling and how fast you have walked, amongst many other things.

### Speed, Distance and Time

The typical mathematical sum that is used to calculate average speed is shown below:

**Average Speed = Total Distance / Time Taken**

The sum can be tricky to calculate in your head, which is why our average speed calculator is able to quickly do the math and give you the result.

The metrics that can be used vary massively, and can leave you with results of speeds shown in miles per hour (mph), kilometers per hour (hph), meters per second (m/s) and feet per second (f/s).

### Speeding Fines

The speed, distance and time calculator is the methodology in which a speeding camera is used. Because of this, you can calculate whether or not you should be expecting a speeding fine, based on the legal speed limit of the road you’re driving on and your actual speed.

A speeding fine calculator can help to remove the worry if you think you’ve gone over the legal limit, and is able to figure out the cost in which you may need to pay.

## Speed and Velocity

Although many people assume that speed and velocity are the same thing, they’re not – and they’re calculated differently. Unlike a speed calculator which works by telling you how fast an object is travelling, a velocity calculator will show you the direction as well as the speed.

Velocity calculators are especially useful to measure the speed and direction of a car, but can be used for a multitude of reasons.

Speed calculators that incorporate the direction give a completely different results. For example, a car that is travelling at a speed of 100 mph may have a velocity of 0 mph if they’re driving in a straight line.