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Old 06-25-2008, 08:33 PM   #21 (permalink)
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He just needs to paint his car yellow and black.
II. A school bus, while carrying any passengers, cannot be operated at a speed >50 MPH. Tran. '21-806(a)

I agree with everyone else's comments - he most likely wasn't as much at fault for an unsafe condition as the speeders, and he shouldn't have been such a smart a..
Bad press for hypermilers is not good, although it was funny.

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Old 06-25-2008, 08:36 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I guess its difficult for you guys in the US as you don't have the lane specific requirements we have here in the UK. Our first lane (inside lane) is the main lane, and the other two (or sometimes more) lanes are for overtaking. So I can quite safely sit in the inside lane at 55 as cars will pass me in the middle lane, and faster cars pass them in the outside lane. So I can be at 55 while others are 90+
That is how it is supposed to be but no one follows it. I regularly ride in the slow lane because it is the fastest.

I don't see how some of you say going 15 over is perfectly ok and then say 15 over is dangerous. Some of you even want to lobby for 55MPH limits.

I like the other idea of having certain speed limits for each lane. The slow lane you can go 15 under
The middle lane you can go the speed limit and the fast lane is where you go 15 over.

When I drive the car I generally drive at the speed limit. When I am on the bike I generally cruise at 15 over.

Different vehicles work differently at varying speeds.

15MPH under can be just as dangerous as 15MPH over.
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:37 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Well, first off, he didn't get a ticket...

"Instead of mileage the trooper was concerned with motorist safety and issued Glenn a warning for going 50 miles-an-hour, 15 miles-an-hour under the posted speed limit."

It was a warning. Which I believe is perfectly acceptable in the point of driver safety. Especially if the fools flying by him at 70+ aren't paying attention.
Just this morning I watched some moron in a minivan on a three lane highway going 50 pull into the center lane from left and almost caused a multiple car pileup. But he was too ignorant too move over after 12 cars all passed by honking and flipping him off ( I was in the right lane at his five watching the stupidity take place! )
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:03 PM   #24 (permalink)
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When I'm heading home,my last big hill (I'm turning right onto Poway road from SB hwy 67 (This is in San Diego County), I try to take the curve right around 30mph, and that will put me at the crest of the hill at around 27mph. Keeping the car in drive, without touching the brakes, but 1/3 of teh way down, I'll hit 55, in which I then downshift the vehicle and being in the lower gear, will take me to teh bottom of teh hill, at teh traffic light.

SO this guy behind me, in his lifted muscle wagon, get's behind me at the crest when I'm doing 27mph, and he honks his horn and raises up his hands in disguest. Of course, I did nothing, and by teh time I hit 55, he was way, way, way, back.

He did catch up to me later and started cussing at me. I smiled and yelled "I'm currently averaging 41.9mpg today, what's yours?"
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:39 PM   #25 (permalink)
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He did catch up to me later and started cussing at me. I smiled and yelled "I'm currently averaging 41.9mpg today, what's yours?"
LOL I love this. What does someone say to that?? kudos bud.

Funny how when we glide to the stop lights we see the same people who gunned it past us. I am thinking in the city you would not see any time difference getting places if you glide, as opposed to gun and stop.

I just start singing to the songs and jamming to the music so I don't notice anyone so far. You could just start digging in your nose when people look at you.
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NRA bumper stickers help, too :-)
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NRA bumper stickers help, too :-)
LOL better yet a a few NRA stickers and a sign that says "Guns Don't Kill People I Do."
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I love it when some retard likes to ride my bumper cursing all the way to the next passing zone, punches it and passes me only to race to the red light ahead that I already timed and swept past him maintaining my speed while they are stopped at the light.

I don't consider myself a "Hypermiler" because I don't use certain driving techniques like engine off coasting or pulse and glide. I do however save fuel by going the speed limit, easy on the gas pedal (Keep the vacuum gauge in the Economy zone), coasting down hills, no idling, only starting the car when ready to go, and the rest is all from the mods on the car like aeromods and weight reduction.

I am getting over 62 MPG currently on my Metro like this and if I ever did want to use some of the more extreme Hypermiling tips, I know I could hit 70 MPG easily.
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I don't consider myself a "Hypermiler" because I don't use certain driving techniques like engine off coasting or pulse and glide. I do however save fuel by going the speed limit, easy on the gas pedal (Keep the vacuum gauge in the Economy zone), coasting down hills, no idling, only starting the car when ready to go, and the rest is all from the mods on the car like aeromods and weight reduction.
I'm with you. I consider myself an Eco-driver for the same reason. I can do alright FE wise also.
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:39 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I got pulled over a while back.

61 in a 70

I was told that I needed to drive "at least 70" I replied that that would be breaking the law, the state trooper threatened me, I said whatever, He left, I called and reported him, I got a call back thanking me for the call and apologizing for his behavior.


I do however have a Radar Detector, I'm assuming that he thought I slowed down because it saw him up ahead, but in reality I had the cruise on the entire trip.

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