Here’s my last post on the Shell Fuel Save Mom Bloggers Challenge (obviously, they tapped the right blogger because I’m passionate about driving!). The folks from Shell showed us some research that Filipinos would be willing to change their driving habits if they were told they could save fuel by doing so. The infographic shows some interesting research findings top 5 ways you can save fuel.
On top of those 5 fuel-saving tips, here are my own fuel-saving tips (some of them are pakialamera so I’m just warning you in advance):
- Download the MMDA App. You can plan your routes around it.
- Find a friend who lives in a village which you can pass through to get away from traffic and humbly ask if you can get a sticker in exchange for favors (haha ok ba sa tip??).
- Organize some key facts in your brain that gives you a mental note of traffic times (never pass EDSA near Poveda around lunch and 230; never pass LSGH at 230PM onwards!)
- If you have a driver, please tell him not to leave the car running too long. I’ve seen drivers who start their cars 10 minutes before the owners come out of the houses or malls so the aircon is really cold. It not only burns fuel but also causes major air pollution and health issues.
- For jeepney drivers who are the biggest complainers of rising fuel prices, you know, you can use up less gas by not stopping every 100 meters, accelerating really fast and braking really hard. If they did a study, jeepneys probably are a big factor why the supply of fuel goes down and prices go up. Stop complaining and do something!
Do you have your own interesting tips?
I’ll leave you with this video from our Mom Bloggers Challenge. Spot the woman with layers of eye bags (a sure sign of a new mom) and the one with the nursing cover. That would be me