Re: O/T (Sorry) But I was wondering Is this true?
- From: Johannes <johs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2006 18:04:35 GMT
Zog The Undeniable wrote:
A Man wrote:
I was reading on my local BBC news site a story (full story at bottom ofLower speed = lower fuel consumption and noise (above about 30mph,
and was wondering your opinions. Mine is of the opinion they are wrong as
most cars at max of 50mph would be borderline of 5th gear and would be more
likely to travel in 4th especially up a hill. 60mph would be considered more
'eco friendly' under the circumstances.
Green charity blasts road U-turn
A decision to allow a 60mph limit on one of Telford's main roads has been
criticised by green campaigners.
Telford and Wrekin Council had planned to reduce the speed limit on the A442
from 70mph to 50mph but decided on a 60mph limit after public consultation.
Friends of the Earth said the higher speed limit would mean more accidents
and higher fuel emissions from cars.
The council said 80% of those consulted had preferred the 60mph option and
police said it was a suitable limit.
Up to a point. There is a constant consumption (overhead) by just keeping
the engine running, so if you are stuck in a queue and don't make any headway,
the mileage rated consumption will be high. My average fuel meter will drop
to 15mpg, but it quickly recovers since little fuel is used when idling.
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