Since making a stronger effort to improve my fuel mileage, I’ve noticed that 99% of drivers pass me. I started driving the speed limit or slower a couple of months ago and I’m now getting almost 50 MPG (note: Canadian gallons are larger than American) in the city; but I’m also noticing how most people don’t obey speed limits or do little to conserve gas: idling too long, accelerating quickly, not looking ahead to judge if you have to slow down (instead, accelerating until you HAVE to stop), and speeding.
I’m sometimes tempted to slow down more when speed-demons (yeah, everyone’s a speed-demon to me now) tailgate me.
I gotta learn to not let these things bug me.
Update: I found this today – EPA’s m.p.g. ratings get an inspection:
With car buyers angered by stickers that overstate the combined miles per gallon of new cars, the Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing its antiquated fuel-efficiency tests.