Wednesday, September 7

Good, Better, Best (not applicable in Texas)

I was reading Good, Better, Best: How to Improve Gas Mileage and wonder how realistic that is in Texas. One item says:
Stay within posted speed limits
but I've known 17 people who've tried that, and none of them were alive at the end of the day. They were each executed by F350 drivers, who rode their bumpers (in the slow lane!) until their front bumper shattered the rear window of the car driving the speed limit. Another item says:
avoid “jackrabbit” starts and stops by anticipating traffic conditions and driving gently
which is likewise comical. I've watched SUVs drive over the top of small Toyotas which didn't accelerate from 0-60 in 3 seconds.

Perhaps the FTC should come out with a special Texas version of that article?

1 comment:

William Bob said...

The Texas Edition is the same as the NASCAR Edition. The key to maximizing gas mileage is to draft another vehicle. That's why no one lets you change lanes -- to do so would require momemtarily breaking the draft, costing precious fuel.