View Single Post
Old 12-08-2007, 09:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
Batman Junior
MetroMPG's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 21,295

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.8 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.53 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,068
Thanked 5,947 Times in 3,081 Posts
That's classic! I have never tried using energy conservation as an excuse to try to avoid a ticket. My usual tactic is to just burst out crying... and that NEVER works.

Last summer I blew through a stop sign on my bike at an empty intersection and got pulled over (cop was driving quite a bit behind me). He rolled along side and flagged me down, but when he just rolled down the passenger window to talk, I knew I wasn't going to get a ticket.

His main comment: "c'mon man, we have a hard enough time getting the kids to ride safely!"


Directly related to this subject: I read somewhere that in one US state, it is legal for cyclists to treat stops as yields. Anyone know anything about that?
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote