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post #7 of (permalink) Old 15th January 2010
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Re: Using as little petrol as possible?

Its not that braking harshly in itself uses more fuel, but if you can see you will need to stop at a junction/lights then there is no point in driving on a steady throttle right up to it & then braking to a halt. If you start to gently lift off the throttle (without losing too much speed) then you will use less fuel as the pedal won't have been pushed down so far, for so long.

Plus, it shows you are registering the need to slow down, which from the instructor's/examiner's perspective will be most appreciated!


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