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June 1, 2008

The solution to high gas prices no one wants — driving 55

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the cost of driving goes up 20 cents per gallon for every 5 mph over 60. The Alliance to Save Energy in Washington estimates that restricting speeds to 55 mph could reduce the use of imported oil by 20 percent. Even so, there's no eagerness to revisit the days when driving 55 was mandatory.

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