Average Speed - interesting data

 

What it is your "Average Speed" reported by the GPS Trip Calculator ?

After 1 month (30 days) of using the GPS - Magellan Maestro 3225 - every day within GTA - Toronto, Canada, I found that my average speed is 30Km/h for an average of 110 Km / day. I reset the Trip Calculator every night at the end of the day and morning before start.

Please post:
1.Average Speed in Km/h
2.Km / day - if available
3.Location - if available
4.Days - if available

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It seems to me, that to drive with, let say, 75 Km/h where the maximum speed limit by law is 60 Km/h and to risk getting a speed ticket DOES NOT MAKE ANY SENS just because , anyway, at the end of the day the average speed it is ... 30 Km/h.

So ... advice to those "pedal-to-metal" and 12 seconds from 0 to 100 Km/h: don't speed !

Am I right ?
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Magellan Maestro 3225 - GTA

I guess nobody is checking

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I guess nobody is checking his average speed ...

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More interesting...

...is the "moving time" vesus "stopped time" in my Garmin's trip log. Of the past 4 hrs 30 min, 1 hr was stopped -- that's a bit over 20% which was surprising to me. There were only local drives (errands and such) and the unit was off when I left the car (because it was in my pocket or the house).

-Rob

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Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe "stopped" time includes time spent at traffic lights and such.

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That is correct.

walleye1 wrote:

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe "stopped" time includes time spent at traffic lights and such.

That is correct.

But it does not include the time the unit is off, at least not on the C530.

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Average Speed - Interesting Data

I also am in the Greater Toronto Area...and I check my average speed regularly.

Two very interesting pieces of data really stand out...first of all, my average speed is at 60.5 kms/hr but I drive on hwy401,400 and 404 about 90% of the time where the limit (the minumum actually) is 100 kms per hour...what kills the average speed is when I am idling in the Tim Horton's drivethry for 10 minutes during the morning.

Secondly, the estimated time of arrival astonishes me. I rarely arrive on time anywhere and if my appointment is at 5PM and my GPS estimated time of arrival is 5:10 for instance, going 20 or 30 kms over the speed limit for an hour does not seem to reduce the ETA time very much. I drove from Toronto to small town Walkerton (a two hour drive) and was over the speed limit by 20 kms per hour consistently all the way there...yet I could only reduce the ETA by 5 minutes...this is hardly worth the risk of getting a ticket. The better approach is to take it easy and relaxed and get there 5 minutes late (especially a trip to Walkerton as fellow Ontarians know).

The idea that you can make up the time by driving faster is not correct. You must be fortunate with making the lights, drive smart and avoid traffic tieups in order to reduce travel times.

I giggle know every time a car zooms past only for me to catch up at the next light or traffic tie up on the highway. Traffic in Toronto is about as common as snow in winter or blackflies at the cottage.

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yeep ... about ETA: for sure

yeep ... about ETA: for sure driving 20 or 30 Km/h faster doesn't change too much the ETA. It all about the GTA's (very busy) traffic.

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Magellan Maestro 3225 - GTA

And depending on the vehicle

And depending on the vehicle you drive , dropping your speed 20-30 Km/h could increase your average gas mileage by 2-3 MPG. At $4-5/gallon that's fairly significant especially ob a long drive every day !!!

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I do, but...

zougar2 wrote:

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I guess nobody is checking his average speed ...

I actually do, not so often though, but the way the devices calculate it is showing really slow speed. My guess is that the algorithm does not include short stops.

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The average is so low

The average is so low because it also calculates the time when your going 0 miles per hour (stopped).

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Your stopped time or slow travel kills the average speed

bluestring wrote:

The average is so low because it also calculates the time when your going 0 miles per hour (stopped).

I live with no traffic lights between I-90 and my house. When I leave my driveway I am on I-90 in the blink of an eye. If I travel at 70mph when I get off and to my destination my average is 62mph. the difference is the small amount of travel at entering and exiting the highway. Now put a accident in the mix with a ton of rubber necking and the average takes a dive every time.

Bob

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Average speed

368 mpg, if you count flying

I don't have the rest of

I don't have the rest of your data, but when I was highway driving a lot the avg was only around 35 MPH, which surprised me that it was so low but I guess those side streets and stop lights really cut in to your overall avg.

Now I'm doing a lot of city driving and should reset it to get better results.

You probably meant...

salleentn wrote:

368 mpg, if you count flying

smile

You probably meant mph, but I would love a car going 368 mpg. This would probably bankrupt the oil companies and will be great step forward to preserving the climate.

smile

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371 mph

Accidently turned on during the flight at some point.

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yeeep

bluestring wrote:

The average is so low because it also calculates the time when your going 0 miles per hour (stopped).

of course... it is the "average" for the whole trip.

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Magellan Maestro 3225 - GTA