So I have seen the word hypermiling mentioned in many threads, but never saw a true explanation of it. Can anyone elaborate?
it's pretty dangerous, i mean i'm fairly agressive in my car however i have come to understand that most people are not in the same situation as me, so i am sure to be aware of slower and less 'agile' driving without agression tward other drivers (flipping them off, it's really NOT thier fault i'm pissed)
but a LOT of other people take the standpoint of "I don't give a damn!, get the F**K out of my WAY!"
and they come roaring up to mr. hypermiler and can't really tell that he isn't going quite as quick
('cause this speeding angry lunatic is screaming at someone on his phone)
at last second, he has to jerk into the other lane cuting off a minivan, that clips a pedestrian while attempting to avoid the lunatic, slams on the brakes and gets rear-ended,... at least this is what it looks like is about to happen when rush-hour traffic meets that guy thats trying 'that hypermiling thing' on the now heavily populated road where everybody is basically racing to get home.
all i'm saying is, be careful to do that in less traffic-filled situations, it seems like a hazard due to the more ignorant portion of society
..... then again, i live in a chicago suburb, commuter traffic in and out of the city is brutal, i've seen people shoot-up while driving on the highway, play gameboy in traffic, ...masterbate...
so i guess EVERYBODY should really just look out ...especially near Chicago