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April 20, 2008

Albany--Gas prices hit another record high. Over the last week prices have climbed an average of six cents to an all time average high of three dollars and 50 cents nationwide.

In south Georgia it's not much better, just six cents below the national average.  

65-cents more than this time last year. Which leaves drivers doing what they can to keep more gas in the tank and more money in the bank.

"I try to make circular trips wherever I go and do as many functions as I can on a trip, drive a little slower, and be a little more careful about catching lights, so I don't stop and start as much" Said Herbert Gladdin. 

Jarrod Gray who pulls his boat to and from Lake Chehaw and Lake Worth says he knows gas prices are higher but rather cut back in other areas.

"Mainly out to eat, going out to eat, other than that that's about it, you got to go on with life you only live once so you got to make do."

For those who aren't willing to cut back there are some simple things you can do to increase fuel efficiency.

Stay within post speed limits; stop aggressive driving; avoid unnecessary idling; use cruise controls when appropriate; and remove excess weight from the trunk.

An extra 100 pounds can reduce a typical car's fuel economy by up to two percent.

Another great and simple way to improve fuel economy is to check your tire pressure.

In most vehicles correct tire poundage can be found inside the driver side door or in the owners manual.

For vehicles with a Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, Triple-A warns those systems should not replace monthly tire pressure checks.

Also remember to slow down, gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 miles per hour.  

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