Originally Posted by foolio
... If I drive too slow, gazillion cars cut in front of me (I hate that so much). To maintain a car length requires quick gas and release on the pedal in term kills my MPG.
Who cares, let 'em get in front of you! Easing up on your throttle will yield you higher mpg.
I took a defensive driver course 15 years ago and the instructor told us to not let anyone take
the space in front of our bumper away from us: instead, he "empowered us" to own the space, and to GIVE
it away to the guy who is inclined to cut in. The change in mentality helps reduce stress.
Plan ahead more. Drive more defensively. Life is way too short to spend stressing over people cutting in front of us. (I drive DC traffic daily - I know) Good luck.