I have managed to decrease my bill for petrol by driving at between 40 and 50kph in the city and between 85 and 90 kph on the highway over the past two months.
Initially I had other drivers swear and shout at me. So I got a sticker that said " Think green". I got it off a mate who is a greenie who is from South Australia, though I don't hold either of those two facts against him, as he can't help where he was born and I respect his right to his beliefs.
The "Think green" sticker however seemed to aggravate people even more, and one bloke at an intersection got out and threatened to take my lights out. He called me a f***ing green bastard. So I took the "Think green" sticker off.
So I now have two stickers, one says " Fishermen vote too" and the other says " Harley Owner" with a rather fetching skull underneath it".
Now everybody leaves me alone.
I drive a 1998 Commodore, and prior to the change was getting 13 litres per 100k and since the change this has dropped to 11.
Since my last fill up I now take my foot off the accelerator when I see a light change to orange in the distance, and put the automatic in to neutral at the lights. Although this means I don't get off from the lights as quickly, it is idling in neutral rather than in gear.
I hope to improve on my savings even more.
The warmeners and greenies should follow my example. I do it to save on petrol, as less petrol use means petrol will last longer.
For the greenies it would make them feel better to use less petrol to save us from ending up in Greenoah's Ark, as they believe.
I like my Commodore and wouldn't drive a Prius even if I won it in a raffle.
I wonder if Al Gore and Richard Branson use as little petrol as me.