In Southeast Michigan, where I live, it’s not unusual to be passed on the highway by vehicles traveling between 75 and 85 MPH. When I travel around the country on business, even though Michigan seems to be a faster state then many, it’s not unusual to see folks running 15-18-20 MPH faster than posted speeds. Even with gas prices here at $3.26 per gallon for regular, and mid-grade, like I burn in my car, at $3.37, it is fascinating that nobody really seems to be slowing down. My guess is that the “fuel cost crisis” will finally start showing reality, at least in my little world, when people start to slow down.
Below is an interesting article, well written, on the effect of speed on fuel economy…enjoy!