Can my speedometer be wrong?

Most answers here do not give a good background.

It is true that the speed shown on a speedometer might be inaccurate.

The speedometer on vehicles are inaccurate by nature by about +-5%.

However, by law, the speedometer cannot show a speed that is less than the actual speed of the vehicle.

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