There are currently more than 200 million licensed drivers in the US. People drive to school, work or anywhere they want to go.
While waiting for a call from your professional driver staffing agency, expert Centerline Drivers suggests you learn about these fascinating facts about driving in general.
- You can reduce your gas mileage by 33% if you drive in an aggressive manner on the highway; some 5% around town.
- When you drive at a speed of more than 60mph, your car may become less fuel-efficient.
- Avoid car problems that reduce fuel efficiency by having regular tune-ups.
- You can improve fuel efficiency if you use your car’s cruise control feature on the highway.
- Keep your tires well inflated. It will help improve fuel efficiency by as much as 3%.
- If you use your manufacturer’s recommended motor oil grade, you can increase your mileage by around 2%.
- Load an extra 100lbs in your car to lower your mileage by as much as 2%.
- Do not load the roof rack on your vehicle. It will help reduce your fuel efficiency by as much as 5%.
- Combine smaller errands into a single long trip. This way, you will only use around half of the fuel you will need for numerous short trips.
Weird Driving Laws
- If you are in Alabama, you cannot drive blindfolded.
- In WV, you are allowed to scavenge road kill.
- In Glendale, CA, you cannot jump out of a car running at 65mph.
- NJ law requires honking before passing.
- No one is allowed to drive through playgrounds in Dublin, GA.
- In University City, MO, you cannot honk somebody else’s car.
- You cannot play in traffic if you are in Dunn, NC.
- You are not allowed to keep trash in your vehicle if you are in Hilton Head, SC.
- Police will cite you for misdemeanor if you swear from a car in Rockville, MD.
These driving facts are not only interesting and fun. They may also come in handy in one of your road trips.