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Old 07-17-2008, 10:37 AM   #17 (permalink)
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2 car lengths isn't much of a buffer. A single jerk can cut it in half, like you said. Now 10 car lengths... a single jerk takes out only 10% of your buffer.

It is possible. I've driven in Houston, Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco and San Diego in recent months. It's harder in busy cities, true, but it's still possible.

... and in my experience, the jerks that jump into your buffer are just as likely to jump back out a few seconds later.

11-mile commute: 100 mpg - - - Tank: 90.2 mpg / 1191 miles

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