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Old 12-15-2011, 10:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Over 55 the benefit of the cleaner air is overcome by all the other factors of increased speed.

I'm a big fan of minimum safe following distances. Two seconds is good three is better. The faster the truck is going the further back you should follow. 65-75 feet at 55 is way closer than what is safe. At 65+ that distance is plain stupid. I don't like people riding my butt, why would I do it to others?
I agree. Safety is more important to me than miniscule increases in fuel economy.
Fuel economy is nice, but sometimes I just gotta put the spurs to my pony!

Originally Posted by thatguitarguy View Post
Just 'cuz you can't do it, don't mean it can't be done...
Originally Posted by elhigh View Post
The presence of traffic is the single most complicating factor of hypermiling. I know what I'm going to do, it's contending with whatever the hell all these other people are going to do that makes things hard.
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