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# 200 mile motorway journey- 70 mph or 60 mph? Watch

1. If I drive at 70 mph, it would take me 2 hours 51 minutes and cost me £20.28 assuming 60 MPG.

If I drive a 60 mph it takes me 3 hours 20 minutes and cost me £17.38 assuming 70 MPG.

So I save £2.90, at the cost of another 29 minutes on the road. Or £6 for every hour saved

So if I'm happy to "earn" £6 an hour for simply driving on a motorway then I should do 60 mph.

If I'm happy to forfeit £6 an hour for the pleasure of a little longer sleep then I should sleep longer.

Which would you do?
2. (Original post by SeamanStaines)
"earn"
I think the word you might be looking for is "save"

Probably the first option
3. (Original post by Trihawk7)
I think the word you might be looking for is "save"

Probably the first option
If someone paid you £6 an hour just to drive would you?
4. (Original post by SeamanStaines)
If someone paid you £6 an hour just to drive would you?
But you don't gain £6 of fuel while on a motorway... you can only save £6 of fuel...

I'm having trouble understanding what do you mean by if someone paid you... you didn't mention that at all in the original post
5. 70 mph, if not 80, life is short, enjoy the extra half hour at your destination for a few pennies more. That is if you are not involved in a nasty smash. Mind you, that could be more likely holding up the flow at 60. Just my impatient and non environmentally friendly Jeremy Clarkson view..
6. (Original post by Trihawk7)
But you don't gain £6 of fuel while on a motorway... you can only save £6 of fuel...
Answer the question please rather than dodging it.

Would you say yes if someone offered to pay you (tax free) £6 an hour simply to drive at 60 mph.
7. (Original post by SeamanStaines)
If someone paid you £6 an hour just to drive would you?
No, because it's sub-minimum wage and would be illegal.
8. (Original post by Zarek)
70 mph, if not 80, life is short, enjoy the extra half hour at your destination for a few pennies more. That is if you are not involved in a nasty smash. Mind you, that could be more likely holding up the flow at 60. Just my impatient and non environmentally friendly Jeremy Clarkson view..
It's not a few pennies though.

It's £6 per hour, or £3 for half an hour.

That's practically the minimum wage that some poor sods earn.
9. (Original post by Drewski)
No, because it's sub-minimum wage and would be illegal.
I didn't arks you. I arksed him
10. (Original post by SeamanStaines)
I didn't arks you. I arksed him
If you only want one person to answer you, then "arks" them via PM.

If you don't want your inane points and silly questions commented on by more people, don't "arks" them on a public forum.

I can say that again more simply if it's too much for your limited intellect to understand?
11. (Original post by SeamanStaines)
It's not a few pennies though.

It's £6 per hour, or £3 for half an hour.

That's practically the minimum wage that some poor sods earn.
With a " seize the moment attitude " you will land a high powered job that blows this paltry figure in to complete insignifance..
12. (Original post by Zarek)
With a " seize the moment attitude " you will land a high powered job that blows this paltry figure in to complete insignifance..
I'm balling on £28k. I think my hourly rate is about £15 (gross).

But I like driving so much, that I would happily take £6 an hour for sitting in my comfortable German uber saloon.

(Original post by Drewski)
If you only want one person to answer you, then "arks" them via PM.

If you don't want your inane points and silly questions commented on by more people, don't "arks" them on a public forum.

I can say that again more simply if it's too much for your limited intellect to understand?
There are no such things as "silly questions", only silly people.
13. (Original post by SeamanStaines)
There are no such things as "silly questions".
There really, really is such a thing.
14. (Original post by Drewski)
There really, really is such a thing.
You won't get far in life with that attitude.

Earn big, drive smart and ask questions.
15. (Original post by SeamanStaines)
You won't get far in life with that attitude.

Earn big, drive smart and ask questions.
When do the aliens get here?

Should I modify the numbers and build in a redundancy for looking after an elephant?

What happens if your legs turn to jam in the middle of the presentation?

There most definitely are stupid questions in life.
16. (Original post by SeamanStaines)
You won't get far in life with that attitude.

Earn big, drive smart and ask questions.
You're won't get far in life with your grammar if you "arks" me
17. (Original post by Zarek)
70 mph, if not 80, life is short, enjoy the extra half hour at your destination for a few pennies more. That is if you are not involved in a nasty smash. Mind you, that could be more likely holding up the flow at 60. Just my impatient and non environmentally friendly Jeremy Clarkson view..
This.

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18. Are you well paid enough to consider £6 an hour nothing?
19. (Original post by SeamanStaines)
Are you well paid enough to consider £6 an hour nothing?
I'm not paid.

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