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Driving Tips

Here are some driving tips that have been drawn from different web sites and places. They are meant to remind us of the value of conservative driving habits for saving gasoline and being more courteous on the road, thus preventing road rage. Some are drawn from a comedy web site so are written with a comic flair.
The following are tips for saving gas and maybe forcing the gas prices down due to that supply & demand thing. If we’re using less, they may bring the prices down. If not, we’ll still come out ahead by spending less. We’ve all heard the “Don’t Use Exxon” thing, lets try something across the board. These aren’t not exactly as written, I’ve taken a little poetic license

2014 Ford Interceptor has officer safety features built in

Posted on May 20, 2013

Ford has found a new use for some of the vehicle sensor systems that help drivers monitor traffic. A new surveillance mode developed in collaboration with California-based Intermotive Inc. uses these sensor systems to give police officers “eyes on the … Continue reading »

Gas Saving Tip # 12

Posted on January 12, 2012

Navigator…. Not the big-ass Lincoln.  Be a navigator like there used to be in planes or ships.  (Computers took over).  They were the guys sitting behind the captain,  with the charts and their slide-rules, who figured out how fast to … Continue reading »

Gas Saving Tip # 11

Posted on January 11, 2012

Idle hands are the devils playground. Or something like that.  Bad enough we have to sit at those, too long traffic lights, but we don’t have to sit idly by idling in front of stores, or warming up the car … Continue reading »

Gas Saving Tip # 10

Posted on January 10, 2012

Mind your f#@king business. Rubber-necking is not the kind of necking to do in a car.  At least half of traffic, other than rush-hour, is due to rubber-necking.  You know, the “Oooooooo, What’s That Over There” phenomenon when nosey people … Continue reading »

Gas Saving Tip # 9

Posted on January 9, 2012

Kind of a drag. Air conditioning is kind of a drag on your engine.  If you live a few traffic lights before you get onto a highway for your commute, keep the A/C off until you get up to speed … Continue reading »

Gas Saving Tip # 8

Posted on January 8, 2012

Lane Hogs. These are the pigs who will take up a whole lane when doing so affects a whole line behind them wanting to make a right turn on red.  There’s nothing worse than being in a Right on Red … Continue reading »

Gas Saving Tip # 7

Posted on January 7, 2012

Courtesy. I know, I know, what will this do?.  Well, . . . . I’ll tell you.  When you’re behind some dope driving just far enough left and just slow enough to prevent you from passing. When you finally get … Continue reading »

Gas Saving Tip # 5

Posted on January 5, 2012

Remember, wherever you go……there you are! There you are, on the same road, day after day.  Remember the light sequences.  Some lights turn green, just to have the next one turn red, before you get there.  NO MATTER how fast … Continue reading »

Gas Saving Tip # 4

Posted on January 4, 2012

Cruisin………on a Sunday Afternoon. Cruise control is the greatest gas saving tool other than what’s between your ears (not just air).  On a average level roadway,  like the Garden State Parkway, even at 65 MPH, in a fully loaded GMC … Continue reading »

Gas Saving Tip # 3

Posted on January 3, 2012

Computers.   If you have one of those new fangled, fancy, trip computers in your car or SUV, use it.  Set it to the Average MPG setting and reset it at the start of a Fill-up.  Now watch it.  See how … Continue reading »