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Instead of green cars should we focus on green driving?

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Bellhop
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re: Instead of green cars should we focus on green driving?
Bellhop   8/13/2009 3:31:18 PM
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I've seen plenty of "lead foots" driving Priuses. What a waste! I get decent mileage in my GM minivan through good driving habits and route planning. Traffic lights and left turns DO make a difference! I actually started in the '70s when I installed a vacuum gauge on my '73 Duster as a learning aid. It was a cheap and simple Bernoulli tube. The FEA is a much advanced version of the vacuum gauge, but probably no better for the dedicated student.

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BruceD@UPS   7/30/2009 1:06:15 PM
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You're absolutely correcet in that driving habits play an important role in fuel efficiency. For example, something as simple as avoiding left-hand turns conserves fuel and reduces emissions. That's because left turns reduce the amount of time spent idling waiting to turn left. (It's also safer to avoid left turns since it reduces the number of times you turn across oncoming traffic.) For decades, UPS route planners have designed routes based on a loop of predominantly right-hand turns. Using a system called Package Flow Technology to guide route planning, UPS in 2008 achieved its goal of shaving 100 million miles off delivery routes since 2003. If consumers are diligent about their own driving habits, they too can reduce fuel cost and environmental impact while improving their safety quotient.

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