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Author Topic: Are you driving slower or notice others with the high gas prices  (Read 1477 times)

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I'm not , but I sure see other's doing it . seems I'm always behind them 
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Re: Are you driving slower or notice others with the high gas prices
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2022, 04:26:41 PM »
I'm not either but I'm not racing by people either, so no I'm not seeing more of it yet. The guys that race by me are still as plentiful as ever, I just laugh at them knowing winter will come and many of them will hit the ditches then! smiley_jester
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Re: Are you driving slower or notice others with the high gas prices
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2022, 04:58:21 PM »
Now that you mention it, I notice the idiot next door has not had his kid out running around in circles for hours on a dirtbike or 4 wheeler. Neither has the Dad been out there either. I wonder......
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Re: Are you driving slower or notice others with the high gas prices
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2022, 05:58:20 PM »
I am trying to go half as many places, half as many times, but doing it the same wayI ever did.
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Re: Are you driving slower or notice others with the high gas prices
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2022, 06:43:02 PM »
Yeah , we're tryin to be a bit better about making fewer trips , but if we want something , we still make that singular trip
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Re: Are you driving slower or notice others with the high gas prices
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2022, 06:55:29 PM »
I don't mind driving slower. During the 70's gas shortage 55 mph was the law of the land.

I've checked mileage on my vehicles at different speeds. Difference in mileage between 60 mph and 75-80 is very noticeable. I'll stay in the right lane and out of your way!

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Re: Are you driving slower or notice others with the high gas prices
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2022, 06:56:58 PM »
You don't drive slower in N.Y.

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Re: Are you driving slower or notice others with the high gas prices
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2022, 07:12:34 PM »
   I am in line with Jeff on the efforts to combine trips and reduce the number but I have largely done that most of my life. Maybe I am just lazy and don't want to make another trip.

  I remember the speed restrictions but they also went along with odd and even gas sales days and 10 gallon limits and such and no Sunday sales, etc.

  I have a buddy who says drive faster so you can coast further when you do run out.  ::)
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Re: Are you driving slower or notice others with the high gas prices
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2022, 07:37:57 PM »
I keep on looking for routes that don't have red lights.  Nothing kills mileage like having to make a ton of stops, then sit there and wait for the light to change.  Back roads may be a tad bit slower, but you always seem to end up getting there about the same time.

On the main highways, I tend to be 5-10 over the posted limit.  I'm still being blown away by the captain of the highway that wants to go 20+ over.  My beef continues to be the guy that thinks the left lane is reserved for their cruising enjoyment. 

My driving style remains the same.  I am noticing a bit less traffic on the road. 
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Re: Are you driving slower or notice others with the high gas prices
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2022, 07:55:43 PM »
I can't say any less traffic here

I park behind the left lane Sunday drivers , flash lights until they move over . I say that , but not with wife and kids in the vehicular we're currently transversing with . If I make that mistake , I'm quickly reminded in no uncertain terms not with the kids in car ...... 😬
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Re: Are you driving slower or notice others with the high gas prices
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2022, 08:12:45 PM »
I try to combine trips, and seldom go over 55 MPH.  I set the cruise and stay in the right lane until I get to congestion near built up areas, then usually in the center of three lanes at traffic speed with a decent reaction zone in front of me.
I'm also driving the 2003 Subaru Forester more and leaving the 1992 GMC K1500 Sierra short bed at home.  350 engine and 3.73 gears are not thrifty on the road!
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Re: Are you driving slower or notice others with the high gas prices
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2022, 08:28:52 PM »
I notice there is much more road rage

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Re: Are you driving slower or notice others with the high gas prices
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2022, 08:41:39 PM »
No difference..
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Re: Are you driving slower or notice others with the high gas prices
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2022, 08:51:19 PM »
Left lane, right lane?
If I am in the left lane I am on the wrong side of the road.
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Re: Are you driving slower or notice others with the high gas prices
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2022, 09:19:38 PM »
I already drive slow. Wish everybody else would slow down and put their phones away.
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Re: Are you driving slower or notice others with the high gas prices
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2022, 09:36:40 PM »
I notice there is much more road rage
OH, that might be me, sorry. ;D
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Re: Are you driving slower or notice others with the high gas prices
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2022, 09:59:26 PM »
Slow down..... if you go under 75 around here, you will get rear ended!

Then we have traffic lights that would clear a mile of traffic if there was that many cars! 

We get to donate a lot of fuel to the meters that we have to get on the free way!

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Re: Are you driving slower or notice others with the high gas prices
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2022, 11:42:13 PM »
Seems like every year I drive a little slower.I’m in no hurry and the deer around here are thick as fleas.More worried about tearing my truck up than gas mileage  :laugh:
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« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2022, 12:11:53 AM »
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Re: Are you driving slower or notice others with the high gas prices
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2022, 03:35:41 AM »
Less 'thru province traffic', (school is not out yet)  but no one slowing down. There's lots of people going 20-40 km/hr (12-24 mph) over 110 km/hr (68 mph). No highway patrol at all here. Hasn't been for years. You do those speeds in Ontario and you will be caught. I was behind someone yesterday who would get up to the speed limit, then brake down to 20 below. Finally the ding dong pulled over to the side. Years ago going 20 under got you a ticket, and especially someone braking all the time for reckless endangerment.  Also, I haven't seen a mobile scales in years. The roads show it.
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