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Old 09-21-2012, 06:22 PM   #17 (permalink)
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No need to use the emergency brake - the difference between that & the hydraulic brake isn't what wastes fuel. The reason braking wastes more fuel than coasting is because you stayed on the power LONGER before slowing down than you do when you try to "DWB" (drive without brakes).

I can't seem to find a landmark to release the gas and begin coasting in time to a complete stop without either having to re accelerate again orhave some moron riding my tail and honking because I'm coasting around 20mph.....HELP!!! Lol.
There's no magic solution. Keep working at it - you'll start to figure it out. Try not to hold people up - I modify how much/slowly I coast based on following traffic. Maybe you can also choose different routes or driving times that enable you to do more coasting without disrupting "normal" flow.
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