Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 2014 E250 Bluetec 4-Matic, 1983 240D 4-Speed
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Actually, inflating tires to the high end of the specified range is a good practice. Ask Ford and Firestone. It also saves gas. The biggest "do it now and save gas" change that we can make is to force traffic lights to be timed to allow people to run at a fixed speed and never have to stop. I got one of those ScangageII devices and stopping is the biggest mpg detractor of any driving event other than being 16 and having a need to do stupid shit in a car.
We waste an awful lot of fuel idling and accelerating, over and over and over. Just fixing traffic lights would make a big difference. In Germany in the 1960's on the main roads around the city of Munich they had little lights attached to the poles for the traffic signals that the speed you needed to go to get to the next light when it was still green. It was called the "Gruene Welle" or "Green Wave" and it worked until some douche would screw up the traffic pattern (like point to his head with his forefinger while looking at the guy in the next lane) so you couldn't get to the next light at the suggested speed.
But hey Jaybaugh, keep throwing useless crap out at Obama. It suits your image as an old, senile GOP operative. Jim