Drivers cut speed to save money

10 June 2012
, CarsGuide
Drivers cut speed to save money
More power!...not quite.

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.