Friday, June 20, 2008

UK Drivers Slow Down as Fuel Prices Rise

UK Drivers Slow Down as Fuel Prices Rise

UK Drivers Slow Down as Fuel Prices Rise
While our fellow Texans are reacting to rising fuel prices by leaving their gas tanks empty (see report), in the UK drivers are slowing down on motorways to conserve fuel, according to a study performed by “Keepmoving”, a traffic information organization that monitors the speed of 230,000 vehicles fitted with sensors.

The study revealed that the average speed in free flow conditions on the M6 highway from Birmingham to Carlisle was seen to have experienced a 0.9% decrease in the first part of June 2008 compared to the same period in 2007 while the M25 was seen to have decreased by 0.3%. The organization said that whilst the decrease appears modest, it portrays a consistent picture across the UK where a cross-section of motorists are driving more slowly in order to conserve fuel. -More about Super Cars Read more…

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