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So with the crazy price of petrol and diesel, how come I haven't seen a drop in speeds on major A-roads and motorways ? There seems no change on either with the usual numbers still doing 70mph on one and 85mph on the other.

Do people really not mind seeing the fortune they just spent at the forecourt disappearing rapidly for the sake of getting somewhere a few minutes earlier ? o_O

In fact I caught up with many that had bombed past me at the end of road traffic lights ! :D
 

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So with the crazy price of petrol and diesel, how come I haven't seen a drop in speeds on major A-roads and motorways ? There seems no change on either with the usual numbers still doing 70mph on one and 85mph on the other.

Do people really not mind seeing the fortune they just spent at the forecourt disappearing rapidly for the sake of getting somewhere a few minutes earlier ? o_O

In fact I caught up with many that had bombed past me at the end of road traffic lights ! :D
I鈥檝e dropped down to 60mph and my overall mpg has gone up to 59 , and I鈥檓 regularly getting 62-65 (not in an st obviously 馃檮 馃ぃ)
 

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F*#k the fuel price, I for one didn't buy an ST for it's fuel efficiency nor to dawdle along in. Each to their own admittedly, but personally I think I've got more chance of dying (irrespective of the speed I drive) before I go skint. Living in London it's an occupational hazard due to the high stabbing statistics. Carpe Diem, you can't take it with you.
 

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F*#k the fuel price, I for one didn't buy an ST for it's fuel efficiency nor to dawdle along in. Each to their own admittedly, but personally I think I've got more chance of dying (irrespective of the speed I drive) before I go skint. Living in London it's an occupational hazard due to the high stabbing statistics. Carpe Diem, you can't take it with you.
If only we all had your income fuel prices wouldn't be an issue....
 

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So with the crazy price of petrol and diesel, how come I haven't seen a drop in speeds on major A-roads and motorways ? There seems no change on either with the usual numbers still doing 70mph on one and 85mph on the other.

Do people really not mind seeing the fortune they just spent at the forecourt disappearing rapidly for the sake of getting somewhere a few minutes earlier ? o_O

In fact I caught up with many that had bombed past me at the end of road traffic lights ! :D
I believe the answer is that the average driver is thick and can鈥榯 rationalise how their driving style might affect their fuel economy.
 

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F*#k the fuel price, I for one didn't buy an ST for it's fuel efficiency nor to dawdle along in. Each to their own admittedly, but personally I think I've got more chance of dying (irrespective of the speed I drive) before I go skint. Living in London it's an occupational hazard due to the high stabbing statistics. Carpe Diem, you can't take it with you.
That's a different argument. I also enjoy my ST and could drive something for economical but I enjoy the ST too much. But driving fast in a straight line on an A-road or motorway is no more special in an ST than a standard car.

Joe Public just wants to get to his destination earlier and doesnt realise easing off 10-15mph wont make much difference in time but will save a good chunk of fuel.
 
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