A Highway Code rule little known to motorists could save people up to £150 in fuel costs at a time when pump prices are skyrocketing during the cost of living crisis. anime
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Britons can use a little-known rule to cut their petrol bills by up to £150, as the cost of living crisis deepens, and it’s even recommended in the Code Highway.
Gasoline prices have skyrocketed along with inflation in recent months and now sanctions on Russia due to its invasion of Ukraine are also having an impact.
But simply turning off the engine while waiting in line can save motorists hundreds of pounds, reports Birmingham Live.
Driving experts have said that cutting the engine while stationary could mean drivers spending £150 less on petrol a year – and this is recommended by the Highway Code .
By using this simple trick when the ignition is also off, the driver will also do less damage to the environment.
The advice comes as drivers continue to be swayed by record fuel prices as petrol averages £1.65 per litre.
“One thing a lot of people do completely out of necessity is to idling their engine,” says MotorEasy founder and CEO Duncan McClure Fisher.
“This can be done first thing in the morning to ‘warm it up’ or when stuck in traffic.
“Even if you drop something at a friend’s house, you can see people running the engine instead of shutting it down.
“While this may seem very innocent, research has shown that an idling engine can burn three to four cents of fuel per minute.
“If you’re doing a 10-minute warm-up, five days a week and spending an extra 30 minutes a week in traffic – that adds up to £166 a year which is very useful, that’s being wasted.”
Figures from data firm Experian Catalist show the average cost of a liter of petrol at UK facilities has increased by 16pence in the past month.
Fuel RAC spokesman Simon Williams said: “With the spring declaration just a week away, drivers will be looking to the prime minister to end their misery with a tax cut or VAT. .
“One thing’s for sure: just reiterating that the fuel tax has been frozen at 58 pence a liter simply won’t cut it.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/little-known-highway-code-rule-26487772 Little known Highway Code rule that could deduct £150 from a motorist's petrol bill