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Old 06-26-2012, 11:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for taking the time to do that.

My daily commute includes 20km of 110kph motorway.
Driving that leg at 100, or even 90kph only adds a few minutes to my travel time and aids my fuel consumption.

If I'm on an extended motorway trip (hundreds of kilometres), that extra time can become a problem (worse if I've got passengers) and I usually drive closer to 110kph (averaged between uphill and down).
The increased fuel economy from no stop/start driving more than compensates for the lower fuel economy of the higher speed.

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