GENE SWEENEY JR, Baltimore Sun
April 14, 2009
Myth: I can save gas money if I change the way I drive. Answer: True. One of the easiest and most effective ways to conserve fuel is to change driving styles. Instead of making quick starts and sudden stops, go easy on the gas and brake pedals. When approaching a red light, ease off the gas and coast up to it rather than slamming on the brakes at the last minute. Once the light turns green, gently accelerate rather than zooming ahead of the pack. Aggressive driving can lower a car's fuel economy by as much as 33 percent, the U.S. Department of Energy says.