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Graysharky

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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2012 5:14:39 PM

When looking at vehicles ahead, Do you let off the gas pedal when you see traffic in front is slowing? Do you let your vehicle slow down when you notice a traffic light has changed or will be red when you arrive at the intersection?

or . . . . . . . . . . .

Are you one of those that step from gas to brake at the last moment and step on the brake pedal even if there is no reason to ride the brake?!?!

Hey YOU! YES you! Please ..........
Let off the throttle to slow down your vehicle especially on the highway.
Avoid using your brakes unless necessary, Don't drag your brakes while driving along and PLEASE for everyone sake. STOP Racing from throttle to brake, use a little common sense and you will notice lower fuel & repair costs!
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2013 9:32:41 AM

One Great benefit also is Foresight may keep you alive longer,Hopefully if it's a Jungle Day out there or not,savings is secondary ...for that next day..... myop Tarzan... Luck ?
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2013 9:09:17 AM

yes
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cozak
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 9:45:08 PM

I am always vigilant of of my surroundings and am pretty good at anticipating moves of other drivers
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 3:16:44 PM

I ALWAYS look ahead n around at the surrounding traffic.

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thebrohta167
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:27:16 PM

yes of course, save fuel and aggravationl; as well a wear and tear
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duanewilliams
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:26:41 AM

I look ahead and coast to a stop (in gear) whenever possible.
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:11:44 AM

All the time, we must drve defensively.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 7:38:46 AM

Of cource,it's very simple,easy,rewarding,= savings.
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russells350
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 7:36:50 AM

no
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 5:49:32 AM

yes
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 2:11:50 AM

Always
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chipote
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:18:47 PM

My brakes last 100 k miles or more because I brake very little
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 12:36:45 PM

Yes, I watch and anticipate a long distance ahead.

I see no point in driving faster than 38 MPH in a 45 zone to approach a traffic light for which I know I will have to stop.

At night I drive looking beyond my headlights. The small illuminated patch in front is insufficient, but its my observation that far too many drive only on the contents of the bright patch. These are the same idiots in perpetual pursuit of brighter and brighter headlights "to see better". I think headlights need to be dim enough to be able to see outside the patch. Your eyes need to be in night vision mode.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 11:49:58 AM

I've noticed that most drivers accellerate to do lane changes,but I often do it by no accelling,admitedly sometimes that isn't possible,works for me to advoad stale traffic. The zip zip stuff uses extra fuel using zoom zoom stuff by downshifting.

Watching farther ahead,helps make correct decisions then advoading the Zoom zoom loss in mileage,don't get reckless,wreckless,etc. You probably won't be using the 3 - 4 second rule at this either. GLk !
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Skyjunky
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 9:49:20 AM

Of course ..........Common sense!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Greenrancher
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 9:13:08 AM

Of course. As the driver's ed teacher said, "Aim high in steering."
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Dennis783
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 7:40:28 AM

you have to be watching ahead
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Snowchoux
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 8:18:39 AM

Sometimes
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lil_ebb
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:01:03 PM

yes because they can't drive in VA
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Saab93turbo
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 12:04:22 PM

It is very important to look far, far ahead, as far as the eye can see to drive safely. Don't just stare at the car ahead of you.
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 6:37:44 AM

Yep
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dgsteven
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 3:13:29 AM

no
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 10:28:34 PM

I keep my eyes on the road and all the cars around me.
tend to go with the flow. moving to the other lane when the drivers around me seem weird.
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2amy
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 9:09:32 PM

90 percent of the time.
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Hanski
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 9:35:10 AM

yes
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 9:04:10 AM

Yes I do particularily when you see some one texting and not paying attention to the road...
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 6:03:40 AM

yes
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chipote
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2013 4:27:11 AM

Yes
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 6:04:52 PM

Going with the flow today means not enough distance between vehicles on a reg basis even good weather. Then you have the same for the more severe wet,snow,fog,rain,slush. One mistake by anyone in that crowd results in a possible pile-up of up to 50 vehicles.

The problem is not that all those vehicles don't have good brakes,it's more like they don't have enough time to get slowed or stopped for the one,maybe two,three,etc. that Goofed not a big GOOF just a little goof,no-one does that do they?

Everywhere you drive today just look at the ones ahead,ones coming around,tailgating,wanting their vehicle to not have any other driver/vehicle ahead of theirs,Seems that way! The Bunch up at highway speeds,any lane doesn't matter,because that safety time interval gets lost BIG Time

I know I'm not the only driver that sees this,so with those hurried attitudes while driving,comes a cost, adverse weather doesn't help,but for every 5 drivers out there doing right there seems 30 that are either un-aware or make up their own rules. Forsight slips,Trains stay connected with their trailers behind linked together,highway vehicles,need distance!

I really think it's the vehicles fault,think about it,since the earlier days of exhaust gas recycleasation ,now the vehicles all want to smell each one's tail-pipe gases maybe... BunnyHop style...
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:21:18 PM

One poster writes: Yes as long as it does not interfere with the flow of traffic. It does no good to creep up to the light and stack up vehicles behind you, frustrating other drivers. Go with the flow when you have to.
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I do this pretty consistently and I have seldom had anyone give me any grief.

Of course, there's always the first time.
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twt
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 4:06:19 AM

I drive defensively. I think it comes from the many years, riding a motorcycle. I always watch traffic ahead, beside and behind me.
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Greenrancher
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 1:04:40 PM

Yes as long as it does not interfere with the flow of traffic. It does no good to creep up to the light and stack up vehicles behind you, frustrating other drivers. Go with the flow when you have to.
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dgsteven
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 3:08:57 AM

no
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beachd8
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 7:46:30 PM

Driving with hindsight is good . . . it keeps local tow truck drivers and collision repair shops busy!
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atdes
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 2:44:42 PM

a lot of great advise, I can only hope that majority of drivers on the road are like everyone in here. Hindsight seems to be very much the norm on the road.
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Jbart
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 6:35:12 AM

All good advice, I'm a truck driver and I even slow down when I see a car approaching a stop sign from a sidestreet because the majority of them see a truck, speed up, and run the stop sign. I don't see the point of tangling with these impatient people, even though I would be deemed to have the right of way most employers call these avoidable accidents, putting me in line for suspension or firing. And there's all the paperwork!
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:10:49 PM

Of course.
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gassiedawgs
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 7:18:55 PM

Worked for Big Brown for many years as a delivery driver....I always keep my eyes way ahead...has probably saved me hundreds in gas and even more on brake jobs! I love getting behind someone who doesnt drive like that and challenge myself to not have to brake at all even though they are slamming them on every 30 seconds! Makes the time spent in the traffic jams go faster!
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medic6133
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 6:11:35 PM

Without a doubt.
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BlueberryFocus
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 4:54:35 PM

Yes, I react to traffic conditions ahead long before I get there - it saves gas.
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tjts1
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 5:14:44 PM

NO! I only use hindsight.
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hotuna
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 12:54:52 PM

When going out of town, I use gas buddy to look at prices on my route.
Filling before I need to saves.
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 4:19:59 PM

As a rule, I drive the speed of the main traffic flow.
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traffic cop
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 10:46:31 AM

I've noticed that (in city traffic, at least) the jack rabbits who are frequently changing lanes to gain a little advantage in street position rarely gain much. You see them one or two cars ahead of you--at the next red light.

So much increased risk and aggravation for such minimal gain. Slow and steady is the way to go.
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 6:54:43 PM

Aggressive drivers always astound me with their crazy driving that disregards the reality of what is happening on the road in front of us. Seems that being in front of everybody is the issue and constant braking at obvious red lights and traffic slowdowns don't seem to be factored into the thinking. Weird or what?
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JohnTIZ
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 6:17:12 PM

I think that's sorta like "hypermilling", which I do a lot, much to the aggravation of motorists behind me who want to race to the next stop light.
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JasTheAce
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 5:15:13 PM

yes
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 9:32:29 AM

I think it's two seperate classifications,at least for me anyway.
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CptSteve
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 9:24:56 AM

Isn't it just called "defensive driving"?
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weddy11
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 10:20:15 AM

yes.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2012 5:03:25 PM

YES but mostly I tend to realize any money I save on fuel I later spend it on more important things I enjoy,instead of wasting it driving foolishly and driving that... $ savings... out my vehicle tailpipe. Over time The $ saved... becomes $$ for spending,so what is wrong with that principal of driving habit, Maybe most refuse to shop where they reclaim their shopping kart quarter. OK its their dollar,quarter,whatever,if you have too many, drop a few on the pavement,out the window instead of out your vehicles tail-pipe on sunny days. Ever own a money grabbin Pet Crow... probably not! Pigeons don't count... Out the tail-pipe doesn't count/save up either.
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