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Drivers cut speed to save money

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    More power!...not quite.

Jeremy Clarkson may be struck with horror, but the ‘ease off’ message is getting through.

A study has found 58 per cent of Australian drivers have consciously started driving more smoothly – and reducing hard acceleration -- to save fuel. The survey of 2119 motorists by Canstar Blue found Aussies are also taking other measures to reduce fuel bills.

Of the survey respondents, 40 per cent are turning off the car’s air conditioner, while a further 20 per cent considered ditching their current cars in favour of a more economic option – a smaller car, bike or scooter.

Canstar Blue Manager, Rebecca Logan says motorists are more conscious about petrol prices and tend to favour independent service stations more often.

“Given renewed concerns about the world economic outlook, it is expected motorists will remain sensitive about petrol prices despite a slight drop predicted by economists,” says Logan.

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  • Well the economy is seemingly doing bad anyways, I know Australia has come out of it pretty good since 2008 and Greece is still going no where!! And with the government election of Gulliard and Abbot commencing at the end of this year, I guess it's safe to say that we can all start walking to work and leaving our cars at home!! - (wagga wagga train ride home)

    Lisa Le of Sydney Posted on 18 June 2013 1:12pm

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