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Letter: Higher speeds waste gas
First Published May 07 2014 03:43 pm • Last Updated May 07 2014 04:43 pm

A few days ago I received my June 2014 issue of Consumer Reports magazine. I would like to hear what Utah state officials, who have recently raised speed limits on some highways, have to say about the findings that Consumer Reports found in a study.

"What is the best way to cut fuel costs? Slow down. In our tests, we’ve found that driving faster on the highway can really take a bite out of your car’s fuel efficiency. ... Overall, speeding is like moving from a compact car to a large SUV."

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Use of more fuel means more pollution, does it not? If more fuel is used, then the state of Utah makes more from taxes. Is a higher speed more important than the burden that the cost of fuel will put on seniors and the general public.

Let’s get the speed back to the lower speed and beef up the Utah Highway Patrol to go after the speeders. Everyone will benefit from more issued tickets for speeding, except the speeder.

Dennis Wilson


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