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  • Speed Limit 55

    The recent spike in oil prices has got the whole world focused on fuel consumption, so much so in some parts that countries are lowering their national speed limits in an effort to reduce their national fuel consumption levels. One such country is Spain, which reduced its speed limit for cars from 75 mph to 68 mph. The move is expected to save roughly 28.6 million barrels of oil annually, worth an estimated $3.2 billion at current prices. Now ConsumerReports has posted the question: “should the same happen here?” Using a 2005 Toyota Camry as an example, the influential magazine...

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