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Re: high speed

Posted by Snowmobile [Email] (#686) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Snowmobile) on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:11:16 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Re: high speed, vvk, Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:54:51
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Sorry if I came across as preachy or holier than thou... was not my intent. What I have noticed though is that in these parts, there seems to be a greater crackdown on speed, with street racing fines applied fairly easily (there was a grandmother charged with street racing in the news, her vehicle impounded on the spot and licence immediately revoked for some number of weeks). This is what spurred my use of cruise, simply because it is easy to go faster than one intends otherwise. Really, the safest is as you say, to go with the flow of the traffic regardless of that speed, which I mostly do anyway, and pass quickly when passing makes sense... I have noticed that average traffic speeds have reduced locally due to the newer regulations and enforcement.

But it is true that higher speeds require more energy. Less an issue if the vehicle is decently aerodynamic like the model S or most saabs, but some of those SUV's must really run up a good fuel bill. Without bikes and ski box on the car, travelling closer to 70mph, I get about 28mpg in the 9-5. Average use with city included I'm around 24mpg give or take depending on the amount of stop and go vs open highway and the time of year also (different wheels/tires).

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