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  Reply # 2109622 17-Oct-2018 12:20
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Driving less aggresively and slower is a win win in todays world. It means fewer accidents, lesser after affects of accidents, less emissions, less fatigue and less fuel usage. It's a good way to counter the rising fuel costs and provide the bonus of leaving more money in your bank account.





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  Reply # 2109676 17-Oct-2018 13:12
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Less fatigue?

 

My feeling is that the longer you spend driving, the more fatigued you get... it's a function of time, not distance or speed. Driving slower just means you cover less distance before you get tired.

 

Hence truck drivers have an 11 hour limit to their driving time, not a distance limit.

 

 


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  Reply # 2109680 17-Oct-2018 13:18
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Less fatigue?

 

My feeling is that the longer you spend driving, the more fatigued you get... it's a function of time, not distance or speed. Driving slower just means you cover less distance before you get tired.

 

Hence truck drivers have an 11 hour limit to their driving time, not a distance limit.

 

 

 

 

It was shown in the Advanced driving courses I have completed that driving faster requires greater concentration that results in higher fatigue. Comparing drivers covering the same distance but at different speeds. They also talked about the physical stress applied to the body at higher speeds that also contributes to higher fatigue.





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  Reply # 2109683 17-Oct-2018 13:22
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frankv:

 

Less fatigue?

 

My feeling is that the longer you spend driving, the more fatigued you get... it's a function of time, not distance or speed. Driving slower just means you cover less distance before you get tired.

 

Hence truck drivers have an 11 hour limit to their driving time, not a distance limit.

 

 

It makes a lot of difference what you're driving too.  We've still got a small soft top sports car (MX5).  It's basically a go-cart, performs OK, handles great, but after a couple of hours on the open road, I'm at my limit, head is buzzing etc.  100km/h feels like 100mph.  I'm kind of at my limit with that car in other ways too.  It would be great around town, but in the arms race to have the biggest highest vehicle on the road, be that to intimidate everybody - or just for a better view - I really do feel intimidated in traffic, even by Honda Civics and Corollas.


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  Reply # 2109704 17-Oct-2018 13:32
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MikeB4:

 

frankv:

 

Less fatigue?

 

My feeling is that the longer you spend driving, the more fatigued you get... it's a function of time, not distance or speed. Driving slower just means you cover less distance before you get tired.

 

Hence truck drivers have an 11 hour limit to their driving time, not a distance limit.

 

 

 

 

It was shown in the Advanced driving courses I have completed that driving faster requires greater concentration that results in higher fatigue. Comparing drivers covering the same distance but at different speeds. They also talked about the physical stress applied to the body at higher speeds that also contributes to higher fatigue.

 

 

 

 

The most ironic part that everyone misses. If you drive to the text book with following distances, to the limit etc etc, it would relieve congestion by a huge margin. So by not rushing you actually get there faster.

I did a "Rushed" drive from Whangarei to Auckland 2 sundays ago. Passed everyone I could at any chance, sat on a higher than average speed in the spots where you can.
We stopped for 10 mins to go loo and get a pie and I recall the car of young buggers on a roadie we passed in whangarei at the start of the trip on the bridge just as I was arriving in AKL. They were cruising to the limit and not passing. So you can safely say I cut 10 minutes off a 2 hour trip. 

 

I had made up for 10 minutes by overtaking like a race car, using 20L/100KM and potentially being unsafe, was very fatigued, had sore eyes, buzzing head. Passengers copped sore necks and so did I. What others have said is true.. 





 


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  Reply # 2109869 17-Oct-2018 15:18
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National Price is currently $2.459, reports that the NZ Dollar is gaining again so it should go down assuming the cost stays the same.
However will it .. is the cost of crude/refined going up (I don't know the answer) or are petrol companies adding to their margin? (I don't know) 


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  Reply # 2109875 17-Oct-2018 15:25
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The behaviour of the average motorist is like the behaviour of people trapped in a fire. They all want to get out first so they all get jammed in the exit so they all die. This has happened again and again. 

 

 





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  Reply # 2110126 17-Oct-2018 23:05
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MikeB4:

 

Driving less aggresively and slower is a win win in todays world. It means fewer accidents, lesser after affects of accidents, less emissions, less fatigue and less fuel usage. It's a good way to counter the rising fuel costs and provide the bonus of leaving more money in your bank account.

 

 

 

 

Agreed. That is one reason why I drive a Range Rover. If I am going to pootle along at 100kmh or less following the flow of the traffic, which I generally do, I would rather be sat in a big leather armchair with Miles Davis on the Logic 7 whilst doing it!

 

 

 

Not sure it makes a lot of difference as far as fuel costs go - having a 400 bhp Supercharged V8 under the bonnet sort of dooms that - but as long as you drive sensibly and without a leaden right foot it is bearable.






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  Reply # 2110132 17-Oct-2018 23:18
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National Price is currently $2.459, reports that the NZ Dollar is gaining again so it should go down assuming the cost stays the same.
However will it .. is the cost of crude/refined going up (I don't know the answer) or are petrol companies adding to their margin? (I don't know) 

 

 

Irrelevant if the government keeps pushing it up to line their pockets.


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  Reply # 2110211 18-Oct-2018 08:38
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MikeB4:

 

Driving less aggresively and slower is a win win in todays world. It means fewer accidents, lesser after affects of accidents, less emissions, less fatigue and less fuel usage. It's a good way to counter the rising fuel costs and provide the bonus of leaving more money in your bank account.

 

 

I generally agree, but this partly depends on the terrain you are driving in.  If approaching a steep range, it makes sense to pass a campervan (if it's safe to do so) that will grind up the range at 20kmh compare to your 60kmh.

 

On flat terrain - may as well just cruise.  Within an hour of a bigger city - probably pointless to overtake.





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