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Braking means your too close

If you have to brake to avoid rear ending the car in front you're too close. Back off and use the 2 second rule. Increasing the gap between you and the car in front should avoid the unnecessary braking and often allows you slow enough just by letting off the accelerator a little or completely. This works particularly well on windy or country roads, which aren't the best for efficiency anyway, but this should help and also creates a more relaxed drive.

posted by jlundbe on October 8, 2012

this tip works for 84% of voting Fuelly members.

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