Keeping with the theme of "greening" my driving, I am also going to start keeping the speed limit. I'm not a speed demon, but I do tend to drive about 10 km/h over the limit.
According to the Eco Driver, "For every 10 km/h you go over 100, fuel efficiency drops by 10%. Driving 120 on the highway instead of 100 is like paying 20% extra for gas." (www.ecodriver.org) Yikes! With the cost of gas over $1/L, I don't need to pay an extra $0.20 or more per litre for a tank of gas.
Now to convince DH to do the same thing....
The inspiration for this blog came after reading Vanessa Farquharson's book, Sleeping Naked is Green, and wondering if her new eco-lifestyle was really applicable to a family of 5 that was already fairly environmentally friendly. At the urging of a friend, I took on the challenge of trying to improve my family's "green-ness", using the book as a template. This blog will record our attempts to improve our environmental foot-print one small change at a time.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Drive the speed limit (Day 55)
Posted by Eco Mama at 11:12 PM
Labels: driving, fossil fuels, fuel efficiency
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