Driving & Money

I am back from my short trip to the US and I had a few observations on my travels. With gas prices as high as they are, I guess I would expect people to slow down a bit to save on gas. Slowing down saves a lot of gas – that was the original reason that the speed limit was reduced to 55 mph – it was the result of the energy crisis in the late 1970s to help conserve fuel. You use about 20% more gas driving at 70 mph instead of 55 mph.

Even though most of us know this, it doesn’t appear that many people are using this information. Whether is is that it’s hard to equate driving slower with saving money while on the highway when you want to get to your destination as quick

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