Twitter Tuesday: Don’t Speed

Twitter TuesdaysDon’t speed. Tickets cost WAY too much, plus you use a lot more gas when you speed as well. Slow down to save money.

As always, follow me on twitter @JoelLarsgaard for more money saving tips!

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    May 21, 2013

    But if time is money and speeding saves you time then couldn’t speeding save you money if you don’t get caught? JK If only you had posted this about 2 weeks ago you could have possibly saved me a lot of money :)

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      May 22, 2013

      Hah. Good point Adam. As you know though, you would have to make some big money per hour to make that worthwhile as speeding tickets have soared in price over the last few years. Sorry I didn’t post earlier!

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    May 22, 2013

    I typically don’t speed, but I’ve found some significant cost savings in driving below the speed limit! I own a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan with an EPA-rated 19 MPG city and 24 MPG highway. I do a lot of interstate driving for my job, and I’ve found that when I set the cruise control for 55 MPH, and actively shift into neutral when I’m going down hill, I’m routinely getting 28-32 MPG, depending on traffic, road conditions and weather. That’s an additional 60+ miles on a tank of gas, $360/year! You’re only robbing yourself by speeding.

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    May 22, 2013

    That is awesome Kevin. There are some definite techniques to growing your MPG average. The ones you are using save the most. Accelerating slowly is another crucial one. Pretty impressive that you are averaging 30 MPG in your Caravan man.

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    May 23, 2013

    Too bad there are people out there that there is no getting through to. For example I worked with someone who quite literally believed there was no difference in gas usage between regular driving and mashing down on the accelerator. I thought of a tactic that might work on people who hate paying taxes; simply refer to speeding tickets as “voluntary taxes”, after all it’s not like anyone is required to go over the speed limit.

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      May 23, 2013

      Totally true Matt. It is most definitely a voluntary tax. Speeding stinks for a number of reasons.

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