Why are road signs here always telling me that an exit is 1000m ahead? I may not be an expert on the metric system, but I do know that 1000m=1km. For some reason this really bothers me.

In the U.S. I’d be incredibly annoyed if every sign said “Exit 1760 yards” or “Exit 5280 ft.,” so why 1000m? There must be some reason for doing this, I just haven’t figured it out yet. So it’s become a new goal of mine. If anyone reading this knows please share – I’m incredibly curious!