BBC – Newsbeat – Fuel prices: Survey says drivers slow down to save cash

Drivers are willing to slow down on the motorway to cut fuel costs, a survey by the AA has suggested.

Of 15,000 drivers who took part, 59% said they would think about slowing down if it saved them money.

I’m afraid I don’t believe them. On a road trip last Saturday, which encompassed a couple of hundred miles of motorway driving all told, I was consistently the slowest car on the road. Only lorries were slower than me.

I was driving at an indicated 65mph, with cars and vans of all shapes and sizes whizzing past me at stupid speeds. Either the drivers don’t have to pay for their fuel, or they simply are too stupid to realise the cost.

I fear this survey may be a case of “yes, I would slow down, but I’d prefer everyone else to first so I can continue to drive like a prat and sod the rest of you, suckers”.

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