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Drive Slower To Save Gas

My commute to work is approximately 19 miles. Where I live, gas prices are between $3.19 - $3.39 per gallon. I've found that driving between 5-10 miles under the speed limit has helped stretch my gas a little bit. Even more when I drive at 45 mph.

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Although it does tend to offend drivers, I try not to let it bother me because I know I'm saving gas as well as money!

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June 18, 20070 found this helpful

I agree. everyone tends to blame the people with trucks or suv's for causing the higher gas prices but I see way to many people flying down the interstate doing 75-85 mph just to get somewhere a few minutes sooner

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June 18, 20070 found this helpful

People should drive the speed limit....no slower, no faster. Being stuck behind someone that's going under the speed limit is annoying.

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June 18, 20070 found this helpful

Just be careful not to cause an accident by driving too much slower than everybody else. Especially on a limited access highway.

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June 19, 20070 found this helpful

I, too, have slowed down, but not quite as much as you. On my commute, the speed limit varies between 55 and 65 - I set my cruise control on 55 and leave it there. Since I stay in the right-hand lane, people going 65 and over can easily go around me.

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I've found that I really get to my destination almost as soon as if I'd gone faster, and I know I'm saving on gas. God bless you!

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June 19, 20070 found this helpful

Barbara, I'm with you, mostly. I drive just under the posted speed limit when I can. Sometimes you have to keep up with the traffic flow, of course, but often you can stay in the righthand lane on 4-lane highways and stick to 45 or so for a few miles. Of course you have to watch traffic around you at all times. That's just being a good driver.

I also recently found a website that lists so-called "speed traps." I found where they are in my area: they are where the most speed-related "accidents" occur. I hear the rescue and police sirens every weekend, and I have come to believe that there's no such thing as a speed-related "accident." It's no accident.

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