Fuel Economy Tip – Stop Driving Like a Maniac

Today’s tip will not only help you save gas, but should help you save your sanity as well.

Stop driving like a maniac.

An aggressive driver not only is an aggravation to everyone else on the road, but also needlessly wastes a lot of gas. Here are some of the things that an aggressive driver does that increases fuel consumption:

  • Excessive speeding
  • Tailgating, which leads to constantly tapping the brakes
  • Very quick acceleration
  • “Punching it” to pass slower traffic

By all means this isn’t a fully inclusive list, but doing the things listed above can reduce your car’s gas mileage by up to 33%, according to fueleconomy.gov. With the current average gas price at $2.89 per gallon, a this is like adding $.95 per gallon.

Spread out over an entire year, being an aggressive driver can cost you well over $500 on gas.

Take it easy when you drive, it’ll save you both aggravation AND money!


  1. […] Aggressive driving versus moderate driving. The results here showed the potential for big savings and basically show that, if you drive more like your grandmother then a testosterone fueled 18-year-old, you’ll save up to 30% on your gasoline costs. […]

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