by Sam Davidson Tuesday, July 1, 2008
From Cool People Care
We all want to increase the miles-per-gallon of our vehicle, both as a cost savings measure and as a way to reduce carbon emissions. And while carpooling or biking is your best bet, you can also gradually accelerate after stopping to get more out of each tank of gas. "Jackrabbit" starts and stops use more gasoline than easing into forward motion does. So, the next time you're taking off, imagine there's an egg under your gas pedal and softly press down in order to speed up. Taking it easy (and carefully) is better for the environment (and your safety).