Drive the Speed Limit

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Drive the speed limit, and save gas and money! While each vehicle reaches its optimal fuel economy at a different speed, gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 miles per hour. According to, “you can assume that each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional 29¢ per gallon of gas.”

That is not to say that you should cruise around town at 60mph, however! Speed limits exist for good reasons. Not only is speeding unsafe, but using your brakes excessively also drives your fuel efficiency way down, and increases wear and tear on your vehicle. Rapid acceleration and braking both take a heavy toll on gas mileage.

So, for a very small investment of time, you will get back big financial and environmental savings!

What it costs:


How to do it:

  • Drive the Speed limit, whether you’re on the highway or a country lane.Try not to accelerate or brake too quickly, and enjoy the ride!
  • Congratulate yourself for saving energy and money and making a difference in your South Coast Community!

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