Originally Posted by janzik
I've got np with the speed limit and those who follow it. I know I'd get better MPG if I went 55 instead of 65 and 65 instead of 75.
Conservative driving will help you save lots of gas, and most likely can prevent car accidents. Hypermiling on the other hand seems dangerous.
Following these conservative driving tips I get +8mpg in my mazda 3:
- Don't tailgate.
- Accelerate slowly.
- Obey the speed limits.
- Change your driving habits so that you rarely use the brakes.
- Take advantage of hills when going downhill.
- Pay attention to driving conditions. Take the foot off the gas when you notice traffic slowing down.
Of course I stick to the right lanes on the highway and let those who want to waste gas go ahead. Often I will pass the speeders several minutes later when traffic slows to a crawl.