But with gas prices on the rise, it would seem in most people's interest to save where they can. And really, the only way to save is to slow down -- and not just on the road. Here are a few tips on how we can all benefit from slowing down in the car and in our lives.
Slow Down and Pay Attention to the Road
Not only is it a known fact that the faster you drive, the faster you're using up your fuel, but it's also likely if you're not paying attention when you drive you're more likely to get into a fender bender or worse. I was reminded of this when a friend of a friend was driving while texting and rear-ended a woman stopped at a stoplight. The victim - who suffered back injuries - has not been able to work since the accident and the driver no doubt feels extreme guilt and pays much larger insurance bills than she used to.
If you get a speeding ticket, it can drive your insurance rate up and if you get a major ticket or infraction, your insurance rate could go up as much as 50 per cent.