How many times have you been driving, seen a red light or stop sign and continued accelerating until the last possible second before hitting the brakes hard and coming to a screeching halt?
Don’t accelerate to red lights and stop signs. Coast and apply your brakes smoothly.
When you continue to accelerate to red lights or stop signs, only to jam on your brakes at the last second, all you are doing is wasting energy, gas and money, not to mention putting extreme stress on your car’s braking system.
Why should you be in such a hurry to get to the red light, only to sit there and idle, waiting for the light to turn green?
Much like a smooth acceleration will help you increase your vehicle’s gas mileage, so too will coasting and smooth braking.