Car insurance: cut speed to save cash

Sunday, 13 March 2011

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Car insurance customers are now driving more slowly on the motorway in an attempt to conserve their fuel supplies, new research has shown.

More than half of drivers (59 per cent) plan to decrease their speeds on the motorways as fuel prices hit record high costs, according to the breakdown service the AA.

Also, among female motor insurance customers the figure jumps even higher to reach 65 per cent.

AA Drive Smart technical advisor Alan Esam said: "Drive Smart has proven that easing off the gas on the motorway, along with other eco-driving techniques, can slash up to £500 a year from your fuel bills."

Mr Smart added that driving at 70 miles per hour rather than 80 miles per hour can help to reduce fuel consumption by up to a quarter.

As well as this, the AA found that around 28 per cent of drivers say that they are willing to adopt fuel-saving techniques for the road.

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