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Old 07-13-2018, 11:42 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 07-25-2018, 01:54 AM   #22 (permalink)
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thanks for all you thoughts, so if road rage resentment is an issue? I think so , It has taken me a long time to consider that if people are mad at me I am probably doing my best work...I should not have abandoned those patents..
Then what are the strategies?

1. speak in code to those few people who will understand and be curious, and otherwise avoid any comprehension by people in general? They have to do some work to figure it out, ie an internet link without explanation.

2. Purposely piss people off for the attention, any publicity is good publicity.

my brother mechanic has a sign during OBD error code driving cycle test drives that says 'Back off, emissions testing' . there maybe something in experimental low emissions concept signage, hmm
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:49 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I would expect to get some anger from nearby drivers. I once put a simple sticker on my car saying "50+ mpg". The road rage doubled. The angry passing, brake checking, middle fingers as they drive past, honks, etc. People do not want to hear about someone doing better than they are, whether in mpg or finances or health.

I would not do it.
Most areas have a hotline to report aggressive, or road raging drivers.
Police can intercept in under 5 minutes and many times they loose their license since they typically are raging against everyone.

I have learned long ago that you can’t worry about what other people think,
Especially when it comes to doing the right thing, they can and will find a reason to be enraged no matter what and placating them serves no purpose except to Extend how long they can continue on creating issues in society .

In my mind “road rage” should be punishable by execution, as it can result in multiple murders over something that is completely unimportant.

Imagine, there are people who believe that if a moving object that is following the law deserves death by their hand because another moving object thought it might have to slow down slightly. I’m sure in the history of mankind no greater injury has ever occurred.

Not sure how we came to this point but placating aggressors does not work, so no sense worrying about it.

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Old 07-25-2018, 11:40 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I would expect to get some anger from nearby drivers. I once put a simple sticker on my car saying "50+ mpg". The road rage doubled. The angry passing, brake checking, middle fingers as they drive past, honks, etc. People do not want to hear about someone doing better than they are, whether in mpg or finances or health.

I would not do it.
This. Why I haven't posted a "50+ MPG" sticker on my car lol.
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Old 07-26-2018, 10:43 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I used the ecomodder.com sticker as a stencil of sorts to spraypaint the address on my rear driverside passenger window (which does not open on the coupe), and I have sometimes posted my MPG average or my EM graph as a sticker on that side window, but small. Someone has to stop and read to see it. I have observed people in parkinglots and parked on the street looking at it, photographing it. But for the reasons people cite above, I do not make a display for cars behind me. My car is odd enough--sorta--in badges and visible mods that people can see something is up if they get behind me for a minute. They go around. I think my dark tint keeps them guessing who is inside and they just keep going. I don't get honked at, generally. But I don't drive super slow, either.
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I also wonder if people will understand the mpg unit? Would $/mile or $/month be more comprehensible?
To my Canadian friends, do you think most people here (Southern Ontario) would comprehend L/100km, or do they still think in mpg? And if the latter, US gallons or Imperial gallons? I know that back in the day, fuel economy was discussed here in miles per Imperial gallon.

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