Vector design for the Speedometer and connotations

I thought I would have a look on the internet to see what type of speedometer are already out there. This one is really simple and eye-catching.

http://static2.bigstockphoto.com/thumbs/1/4/6/large2/6414946.jpg

The one is amazing because it looks so real. It looks like a photograph but it’s actually a vector.

http://static3.depositphotos.com/1000417/127/v/950/depositphotos_1270240-Speedometer-vector-illustration.jpg

Since my icon is going to be tiny I decided to design something really simple. In illustrator I used the pen tool and the rotate tool to make a really simple image.

Connotations

Is your design clear and easy to understand?

I tried to make it really simple so that people would be able to see what it is by not including a lot of colour or detail.

How might others view it? How could it be mis-read?

It could be misread as a general dial and not a speedometer. Dials are used for many purposes which could be confusing.

Does it look appropriate or does it refer to other meanings?

I think it does look appropriate but it could refer to any type of dial.

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