The number of people practicing hypermiling techniques on British roads has increased considerably since the fuel crisis began. And with prices of petrol and diesel still remaining high, the fuel-saving revolution is not showing any signs of slowing down.
Despite the latest RAC forecast predicting the cost of fuel to drop, drivers still have to pay 174.79p per litre of unleaded and 185.40p per litre of diesel on average.
With thousands now taking steps to boost their fuel economy and reduce their bills, drivers are experimenting with the best methods for them.
One of the more obscure hypermiling techniques involves wearing sensible shoes when driving.
Wearing bigger shoes takes away the sensitivity needed with the throttle.
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On the other hand, heavier shoes like boots could cause drivers to incorrectly judge how much throttle is needed, potentially wasting fuel.
The RAC advises drivers not to have a sole thicker than 10mm, also suggesting that it should not be too thin or soft.
The footwear should be able to provide enough grip to stop the feet from slipping off the pedals.
Larger shoes can also result in slow ankle movements, reduced reaction time, and if they are too wide, could result in two pedals being pressed down at once accidentally.
Other popular hypermiling tips include removing excess weight, ensuring tyre pressure is correct and keeping the air conditioning off.
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