Drivers advised not to turn right to save fuel!

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  • #181718 Reply
    Georgie

    I know this one!

    Muthbusters did a piece about it a few years ago:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMRp4RqEsHk

    I won’t give away their conclusions.

    πŸ™‚

    #181719 Reply
    kezo
    Participant

    So they saved 3% in fuel lol. Even still I find it rather bizarre πŸ™‚

    #181722 Reply
    Georgie

    Not much for a single vehicle, but scale that 3% saving up roughly 100,000 times and I imagine it’s worth their while. πŸ™‚

    #181723 Reply
    Tharg
    Participant

    Thought this was an April Fool’s gag put out on wrong day. Fact remains, though, that if the vehicles in the study had stop-start function, surely they would not waste fuel waiting for a right turn, because the engine would stop while waiting?

    #184782 Reply
    Wigwam
    Participant

    The ex MrsW once worked with a woman who only ever turned left. She worked out routes to drive from home to work and back,Β  local shopping etc. with no right turns.

    I didn’t believe it was possible but she convinced the ex MrsW.

    #184784 Reply
    joss
    Moderator

    This only really applies to cities that are build on the block system.

    Joss
    Current car BMW X2 2.0i Sport sDrive Auto 2019 with Sport pack
    Last car Ford Focus Titanium 1.5 TDCI

    "Men fight for liberty & win it with hard knocks. Their children brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves" - D.H. Lawrence

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