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Lensman

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For the past few weeks, I have noticed that carz are generally traveling at much slower pace than before.

For the initial moments, I tot that there are "known" speed traps ahead and therefore everyone is doing like 70 - 80km/h on the expressway.

In the recent days, that speed had been at a rediculious slow of 60 - 70kmh, at times down to 50kmh when there are no cars ahead for these group of road hogs.

Why ? These overpriced carz are trying to imitate or mocking us van drivers for not being legally allowed to sprint pass 70kmh is it ?

Apa lah
 

gcck

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Petrol prices so high nowadays, maybe trying to conserve fuel? :)
 

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gcck said:
Petrol prices so high nowadays, maybe trying to conserve fuel? :)
Is there a significant difference in fuel consumption when you travel a same distance at different speed?
 

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There are "optimal" or "efficient" crusing speeds for each model of cars. Of course fuel conservation also depends on "best" driving habits like gradual aceleration; do not accelerate or brake too often or too suddenly, and do not overspeed etc..
 

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Saw many TP on expressways and secondary roads recently, so it plays safe to drive slowly and safely, wish the TP catch all the speed demons and dangerous drivers.
 

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Drudkh said:
Is there a significant difference in fuel consumption when you travel a same distance at different speed?
If you read the ST, there was a major article precisely on this topic, and all points to the fact that travelling slow = significant savings in fuel.
 

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Is there a significant difference in fuel consumption when you travel a same distance at different speed?
Yes there is...

There was an article by a Guiness Book of Records holder who had a record of >2000km (or is it 20,000 km) on one tank of fuel.
 

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Drudkh said:
Is there a significant difference in fuel consumption when you travel a same distance at different speed?
actually fuel consumption is indirectly linked to speed, as 'to speed' is to increase rev, den use more fuel lor... and engine also plays a part... those with turbo engine now should be eating bread liao... and they dui, cannot rev too hard, else machiam pouring money along the road....
 

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Hi Lensman,

Yes... I noticed that too. I also noticed that people who drive road hogs tend to be using their mobile phones too while driving and they are not even using the hands-free set! :eek:

Just yesterday, I was driving and was stuck behind a mini-lorry that was going at 30km/h on a 50km/h road stretch. Guess what? The driver was reading the Shin Min Zhi Pao while driving.
 

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Yes there is...

There was an article by a Guiness Book of Records holder who had a record of >2000km (or is it 20,000 km) on one tank of fuel.
i think he just let the car roll on its own. :rolleyes:
 

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btw i think there is alot of traps nowadays, and i notice that either the guy/gal up there (LTA) hates the TP, or loves me... cos there was once, last week or week before... i was driving down the KJE, then i saw the programmable sign on top reveal for a moment (TP IN FRONT...) den i from 130+ drop to 90+... den really... 1 TP under the bridge...
 

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Del_CtrlnoAlt said:
actually fuel consumption is indirectly linked to speed, as 'to speed' is to increase rev, den use more fuel lor... and engine also plays a part... those with turbo engine now should be eating bread liao... and they dui, cannot rev too hard, else machiam pouring money along the road....
Airconditioner also plays a part...
 

Lensman

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Just came back from lunch. Had to drive out to meet the group for makan, using AYE and then South Bunea vista road.

Same thing happened. I overtook a few carz, driving 2nd lane, doing 60kmh !!
Yah, these overpriced cages are trying to mimic the 1st lane users, lorries and container trucks, doing at 50kmh. Saw a blue BMW tailing one of the container.

Aiyo, got $$$ for car and no $$ for fuel ah..... :dunno:
 

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I always wonder, Singapore is so small, even from Changi to Tuas is so short distance, why would ppl want to drive in high speed? Whats there to rush? :think:
 

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