Spain will lower its national speed limit, reduce the cost of rail fares by 5% and raise the minimum percentage of biofuels blended into gasoline, all in a bid to reduce oil dependence in the face of spiking crude prices, the country’s deputy prime minister said on Friday.
The maximum speed limit on Spanish motorways is 120kph (75mph) and this will be reduced to 110kph (68mph). The government will rush to print new signs to alert people of the change.
"We are going to go a bit slower and in exchange for that we are going to consume less gasoline and therefore pay less money," Pérez Rubalcaba said.
For instance, he said, a car running on petrol will use 15% less fuel at the new, lower speed limit.
This as appeared in the Leader news paper