Governor Perdue Suggests Keeping Your Tires Inflated Properly To Conserve Fuel

That’s right. In a press release he issued today, one of the ways Governor Perdue suggested conserving fuel with the current shortage of gasoline, was to “Inflate your tires: Keeping tires properly inflated improves gas mileage” among other measures such as slowing down and driving a automobile with better gas mileage.

He’s right, you know, keeping your tires inflated properly will conserve 3 times more fuel than can be produced by drilling off the coast of the United States and would result in instant savings, rather than something that might be produced 10 years down the road.

But of course John McCain and others in the GOP, the Grand Oil Party, would rather shout “drill baby drill” instead of conserving and ending our addiction to oil in the first place, keeping us in the dark age instead of producing new forms of energy that will be cleaner, cheaper, and domestically produced.

Hat tip to Political Insider.

29 comments

  1. fishtail says:

    Recently Obama was laughed at and scorned on this very website when he mentioned inflating automobile tires in order to conserve gasoline. Now Sonny Perdue is on the bandwagon. So all you Neanderthals with under-inflated tires can continue to bitch and moan about the next President of the United States.

  2. Doug Deal says:

    Decatur,

    You and your sock puppetfishtail are apparently not aware your tire inflation claims are bunk. 3% assumes every last person has 4 nearly flat tires.

    Edmunds performed tests on this, and found there is no measurable savings at even 8 psi under. Any more and you are nearly driving on rims.

    It was definitely a laughable idea by Obama. A more serious one would be to suggest less agressive driving and using cruise control.

  3. bowersville says:

    I was at the gas pump and an Obaminite said, let the government buy the gas for $4.59 and let the government sell it to us for $1.49…so don’t worry fishtail.

    The gubment coming to halp you.

  4. Three Jack says:

    maybe the governor will implement a tire inflation law soon. we definitely the government to regulate tire inflation.

  5. midtown_maven says:

    Shouting “Drill Baby Drill” has brought unity and reform to GDOT.

    If it worked there it can work offshore.

  6. Technocrat says:

    Obviously, some don’t keep up with current events.
    The Clinton administration enacted the TREAD Act. This act mandates the use of a suitable TPM technology to alert drivers of a severe [25%]under-inflation condition of their tires. This act affects all light motor vehicles (<10,000 lb) sold after 1 September 2007.

    Phase-in started in October 2005 at 20%, and reached 100% for models produced after September 2007.

  7. Decaturguy says:

    As Thomas Friedman said in his column last weekend, people who shout “drill baby drill” for drilling oil “reminds me of someone who, on the eve of the I.T. revolution — on the eve of PCs and the Internet — is pounding the table for America to make more I.B.M. typewriters and carbon paper. “Typewriters, baby, typewriters.””

    Focusing on drilling for more oil will never allow America to kick its oil habit. It’s like having a cocaine problem and an adding feeding their habit by getting more cocaine. Just one more high, just one more high.

    Instead of focusing on a 19th Century technology we need to look the future and technologies that can actually end our dependence on oil, not feeding our habit even more.

    In any event, according to T. Boone Pickens, opening up new areas for offshore drilling WILL NOT PRODUCE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF OIL, because 75% of the United States offshore reserves are ALREADY OPEN TO DRILLING.

  8. “Focusing on drilling for more oil will never allow America to kick its oil habit.”

    Here’s the part that you’re still missing. We don’t need “more” oil, we need “different” oil. Oil that doesn’t transfer $800 billion of wealth annually to people that want to kill us. Open up all areas to drilling, but couple that with some kind of restriction/excise tax on imported oil.

    You keep talking about alternatives, but the only proven alternative that we can switch to today is nuclear. How much mention did nuclear get in the bill your party shoved through the house last night? NONE.

    The goal of the dems, under pressure from the Al Gore carbon credit trading types, is to allow no new carbon fuel. It helps with your anti-globalization anarchist types too. You’re more afraid someone, somewhere, might make a profit than making sure our country actually has some kind of proven energy souce we can depend on, all the while holding out promises for research and development of magic unicorns.

  9. Decaturguy says:

    You’re more afraid someone, somewhere, might make a profit than making sure our country actually has some kind of proven energy souce we can depend on

    That is just such utter bulls**t. I’m all for profits, particularly someone who can figure out how to end our dependence on the cancer that is oil and carbon fuels.

    Keep building that bridge to the 19th century, if your party gets 4 more years we might get there sooner than later.

  10. gatormathis says:

    For those who think NOT drilling is the answer,

    Remember Confuscious’ favorite saying:

    A car out of gas

    Will haul nobody’s ass.

  11. My kin folks call me Nick says:

    When will the GA. GOP roll out their energy plan? With control of the entire GA gov. there should be some concrete steps that our state could/should take to reduce our states energy bill.

  12. Technocrat says:

    Drill in extreme NW Georgia [thrusted sections of Conasauga Shale] for NatGas. The states $100k bounty for the 1st commercial producing well is obviously not enough to attract serious attention YET. But a few dozen leases have been signed. Why not make it a Million or 5.

    However those that believe in wind engergy should take a moment to study that average production is only 19 – 23% of peak design load when examined over a 365 day period in areas far superior to Georgia. So we would need to build 10 to get full use from 1 here.
    http://www.altenergystocks.com/archives/2008/08/when_the_wind_blows.html
    http://www.wapa.gov/rm/PlanProjectsRM/docs/WACM_Wind.pdf

    The 2 measely new Nuke units proposed cannot even keep up with growth, much less replace the 16 Coal facilities.

  13. Decaturguy says:

    I ran the simulation a coule of times. The first time, I did not check opening up ANWAR and instead focused on conservation and alternative fuels. By 2025 we had reduced our dependence on foreign oil by 50%.

    The next time all I checked was opening up ANWAR for drilling immediately and nothing else. Our dependence on foreign oil actually increased by 27%.

  14. drjay says:

    The next time all I checked was opening up ANWAR for drilling immediately and nothing else. Our dependence on foreign oil actually increased by 27%.

    no it did not–the raw number increased 27% but as a percentage you maintained the same dependency on foreign oil–64%

    thing is its not–or at least should not be an either or proposition–its a do all of it proposition–conserve, look for alternatives, develop new technology AND drill in anwr and offshore and find a way to squeeze oil out of the mountain shale…

  15. Bill Simon says:

    “or…we definitely need the government to regulate tire inflation.”

    This year, tire inflation. Next year, breast inflation (via implants) will be the item MOST on the politician’s minds to regulate.

  16. Bill Simon says:

    “When will the GA. GOP roll out their energy plan? With control of the entire GA gov. there should be some concrete steps that our state could/should take to reduce our states energy bill.”

    There are some concrete steps being taken, Nick. They are building more concrete roads and concrete buildings with concrete steps.

    In fact, I dare say concrete will soon overtake asphalt as the primary consumer of our tax dollars.

  17. My kin folks call me Nick says:

    Bill,

    LOL! I guess that plan is pretty concrete! Hell, that sounds like a campaign slogan. “Georgia GOP, paving the way on energy”

  18. Chris says:

    Unless you live south of I20, the rate of interest in tires is already pretty low.

    And I thought it was low rates that led to inflation?

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