Research suggests that observing the speed limit not only keeps
roads safe: it’s helping you save on gas! The US Government’s website www.fueleconomy.gov
states that fuel efficiency decreases rapidly after 60 mph. For every 5
mph over 60 you drive, it’s like paying an additional $0.30 for
gasoline. For all those commuters bombing down the highway at 80 mph,
that’s like paying $4.45 instead of $4.15. At 90 mph, you’re not only
breaking the law, you’re breaking your bank at a whopping $4.75 per
gallon. SUVs going 90… I don’t even want to get into it.
Moral of the story is, lay off the gas pedal and learn to coast when
you can. When your RPMs are up, your fuel usage is up. Watch that
little magic meter wand! It’s there for a reason. And one other thing,
when you press the break, you lose momentum and waste fuel, so learn to
slow down naturally over a longer distance.
Good luck and drive conservatively!