fuel conservation for cars is considered for the short-to-medium term period when natural oil is available, but becoming scarce and expensive. conservation measures are considered under three headings:- driver performance: vehicle design and operations: road layout and traffic. examples of potential fuel savings are given from trrl and other research work. driver education could perhaps save 10 to 15 per cent of car fuel, and a target fuel economy for a new car design is suggested as 50 miles per gallon, instead of the present 30 miles per gallon. traffic management schemes to reduce congestion can make some contribution. the value of research in fuel conservation is emphasised.(a)

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