- "avoiding jackrabbit starts"
- "avoiding stop-and-go"
- "anticipating lights"
- "driving a bit more slowly"
A few we definitely don't support:
- slightly overinflated tires to cut rolling resistance
- drafting like race cars behind larger vehicles
The drafting idea is dangerous, because it is essentially tailgating behind the largest vehicles that have the hardest time seeing smaller cars. Tailgating is bad, but the other lessons are good ones, and with gas nearly $4 a gallon, we should all consider driving better to save gas. In the article:
“I do as few accelerations and brakings as possible to get up to speed and
maintain it,” he said. He ... avoids lane changes and coasts to red lights.
Sounds like our message exactly. Save money: Drive better!