My focus in writing this blog is sharing ways folks can save their money by saving energy. We all know that keeping our speed down increases our miles per gallon. With the changes in the economy, slowing down will result in even more savings.
Saving money also means avoiding un-needed expenditures like speeding tickets.
States are getting desperate for sources of revenue. Some have increased the money they are taking in from traffic fines. They have increased the amount of the fines and increased enforcement.
There is currently a hoax circulating around the internet about an enforcement blitz in Michigan. The hoax is well written, the only give away is that it was supposed to end on April Fool’s Day! While it is not true in this case, you can expect many states to try increase revenue any way they can.
If you are stopped for speeding, you may be checked for driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance. If your papers are not in order, you will pay an increased fine for each missing document. Many states also have also increased the fines for not using seat belts and child seats.
Most states are looking to increase the tax on motor fuels, in spite of the fact that it will further depress the economy. Their problem is that fuel tax revenue is way down. They are heading into the road repair season with empty treasuries.
Each gallon of gas you save will reduce your tax burden. At least until they change the tax laws again. By slowing down you can avoid a very costly conversation with the police.
Driving at the speed limit or slower will save you more money than ever.
by Birney Summers – 2009 All Rights Reserved