May is EcoDriving Month in the USA

The nation that brought the world the Hummer is bringing the world EcoDriving Month. The Auto Alliance (whoever they are) is sponsoring the month to promote a more efficient use of transportation. Heck, if you want to be really nice to environment clean the air while getting to work by biking 😉

During National EcoDriving Month, the Auto Alliance and its 11 global automakers are working to educate consumers about the benefits of EcoDriving through Practicing EcoDriving produces the highest mileage from every single vehicle, regardless of size or age—potentially affecting the United States’ entire fleet of 245 million automobiles. As a result, the possible benefits of the program are significant, and many fuel-saving EcoDriving practices are surprisingly simple, such as:
• The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that using cruise control for 10,000 of the miles driven in a year could save a driver nearly $200 and more than 60 gallons of fuel.
• Observing the speed limit and not exceeding 60 mph, where legally allowed, can improve mileage by up to 23 percent.
• Traffic lights are often synchronized so that a motorist driving at a specific speed will pass through a series of green lights without stopping. Driving at a steady speed can help drivers avoid red lights, therefore keeping their vehicles moving more efficiently.

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