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Old 02-25-2013, 09:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by briank View Post
So my question is should optimizing braking be the number one technique presented for optimizing city mpg?
Absolutely. It is whenever I talk to anyone about city driving techniques.

Ironically, the most frequent question is usually about acceleration technique, which I almost never talk about, because in the grand scheme of things it has a far smaller impact than the brake pedal.

The drivers I've coached have all also commented on how much more aware they need to be to "drive without brakes" (DWB) and avoid rushing into situations unnecessarily. It makes them safer drivers.
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