17 May '11, 9pm

Gas: Tremendous Amount Wasted by Speeding: The website Fueleconomy.gov states that for every 5 mph driven

Gas: Tremendous Amount Wasted by Speeding: The website Fueleconomy.gov states that for every 5 mph driven

The website Fueleconomy.gov states that for every 5 mph driven over the speed of 60 mph, 24 cents per gallon of gas is effectively added to the cost of fuel, because of the decrease in fuel efficiency for your vehicle when traveling at higher speeds. If this simple formula is accurate, then driving at 75 mph would cost an extra 72 cents per gallon. Driving 80 mph would add an extra ninety-six cents per gallon! Combined with rapid acceleration, and sudden braking, speeding can reduce fuel efficiency by thirty-three percent, according to the same website. A vehicle with a fuel efficiency of twenty miles per gallon, driven aggressively as noted above, would be only getting about 12-13 miles per gallon, resulting in the owner paying far more in gas costs than if he or she drove sensibly. Gas prices currently in the U.S. have risen, as everyone is aware, but are we aware we cou...

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