Maximizing Your Mileage - Part III

(05/10/06) MILFORD ? As gas prices rise higher, many motorists want to know if driving on highways instead of local roads really saves drivers money at the gas pump. In order to test this theory, News

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May 17, 2006, 5:33 PM

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Maximizing Your Mileage - Part III
(05/10/06) MILFORD ? As gas prices rise higher, many motorists want to know if driving on highways instead of local roads really saves drivers money at the gas pump.
In order to test this theory, News 12 Connecticut?s Kristin Thorne drove a 50 mile stretch using I-95 during one trip and local roads the next time around. The result? The old belief of using highways to save money appears to be absolutely true. In fact, drivers can save hundreds of dollars a year by using highways over local roads.
Experts say the constant stopping and acceleration of driving on local roads eats up fuel at a higher rate than highway driving. According to experts, those who drive on local roads can help their fuel costs by taking it easy behind the wheel. They say aggressive, stop-and-go driving burns fuel quickly.
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