I sent friends the results of a research report I found on the Web that offered a couple of very easy ways to save a lot of gas. One is the regular use of cruise control; modern fuzzy-logic software apparently works better than your foot, especially on hills. My neighbor Gary Gras ran a quick experiment with his gas-happy truck, and was surprised to report that he'd experienced the predicted 20 percent improvement the research suggests is possible-probable. The big enchilada: dropping the leadfoot act, especially as you come out of lights and such. The saving is up to 35 percent, but it's going to be tough for those of us like me who've cherished our Mario Andretti moments for going on 50 years!
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