Going Fast Can Slow You Down….And Cost Money

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Since saving money is the primary focus of this blog, you might be asking, “What does speeding have to do with saving money?” The fact is: you can save money by not speeding! When we look at all the ways you can save money by not speeding, you may be amazed.

Gasoline prices have skyrocketed. When you speed, you are not getting the best fuel efficiency. This alone can save a lot of money. Slowing down will save gas which will save you money. According to the US Department of Energy, for every 5 mph over 60 mph, you are spending about an extra $.21 per gallon. So going 75 mph costs you $.63 per gallon more than going 60 mph! When you speed in your vehicle, you are also making the engine work harder. By slowing down, you are cutting down on the wear and tear of your vehicle. This will save you money in the long run as you will have less mechanical problems.

Speeding on city streets usually makes absolutely no sense! Even on a five mile trip, going 45 mph instead of 35 mph saves you less than 2 minutes! It’s dangerous, it costs more money, potential for a ticket or worse yet, an accident. Should you get a ticket or accident you face higher insurance costs…all for less than 2 minutes!

The biggest money saver in not speeding is the one that is most obvious: the hated speeding ticket. Personally, Murphy’s Law always works against me if I speed. I get caught. Not only does it cost me the price of paying a speeding bill, but it also costs time. We all know that time is money. By not speeding, the chances of getting pulled over by the man or woman in blue is lessened. It saves money and time, and most of all it keeps you from going bald. Yes, you won’t be pulling all your hair out wondering how to pay that outrageous speeding ticket.

Lastly, by not speeding, you save stress. You are able to relax. By slowing down, those around you will see a calmness. You may be wondering how this can save you money. When you are calm and relaxed, you think more clearly and will save money in your decision making.

As you can plainly see, you can save money by not speeding. Get ready sooner and leave earlier. Slow down and save your money.



I'm a stay at home mother of two beautiful daughters. I enjoy spending the little spare time I get during nap time finding ways to save a little money. I also make diaper cakes and children's skirts at www.rebasdiapercakes.com

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