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Posted on: June 4, 2008 10:18 am
 

Lifes Observations....

I am not going off on a tanget about gas prices.  Everywhere I look around the media is making its' apacolptic statements and the masses are at the pump doing the same two step about "I cannot believe it is costing this much for gas...."  I have seen it for weeks now and it was at the point this morning where people were throwing the F-bomb left and right.  I do not like it one bit either, but here is where it gets funny...

On my way to the gym, I had motorist, after motorist going at least 70-80 mph.  Did they know that ever 5 mph over 60, the average car uses an extra $0.20 cents per mile of gas (given if gas were $3.00 a gallon), or reduces mileage by 2-4 mpg.  I have no pity towards the people at the pump complaining about gas.  DRIVE SLOWER....BURN LESS FUEL....SAVE MONEY.....GO TO THE GAS STATION ONE LESS TIME EVERY TWO MONTHS......

Reducing mileage of 2-4 per mile on a 17 gallon tank of gas (average gas tank in US Cars and Trucks) is costing each tank between 34-68 miles.  Over a year (tank a week) this is a loss of 1768 to 3536 miles each year.  Even if the car got 30 mpg, this is an extra 3 1/2 tanks to 7 tanks of gas per year for your car or truck.  The average car or truck gets 21 mpg on the road.  This means that you will go to the gas station 5 to 10 times more per year.  It costs that driver (assuming $4.00 per gallon gas) anywhere from $340 to $680 additional dollars per year.

This is not "your carbon footprint" tangent.  This is a "quit complaining about your situtaion and do something about it" tangent.  SLOW DOWN....SAVE MONEY...

 

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