When I changed my driving habits to regularly observe 55 MPH (down from my previous 65 - 70) I immediately saw results. I used to get 300 miles to a tank, I now get a little over 360. If you drive faster than I did, you might get savings that are even higher!
Why does it work? Apparently most cars run most efficiently at speeds below 55MPH. The Department of Energy estimates that for every 5 miles over 60MPH you essentially pay $0.20 more at the gas pump per gallon. So here's my pitch for today...DRIVE 55 and help save the planet. For bumper stickers that essentially say just that go to: http://www.drive55.org/
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