05-24-2007, 12:52 PM
Ford seemingly has a "Safe Driving" program, http://www.drivingskillsforlife.com/ , which seems like an all right idea. Nothing really to mention.
Except there's this:
Play the 5 o'clock challenge.
What a mess of contradictions! :confused: Drive under the speed limit, but get there in 60 seconds.
05-24-2007, 02:10 PM
Want to see how "Broken" it is? Try driving at a steady state 35 MPH. 20 under the limit.
I don't play racing games to go the speed limit and obey traffic laws...
The have a "hypermilng" section ;)
It's the absolute bottom left-hand link (of course) of the main home page.
___I have not seen the game but I like the story ;)
2006 Driving Skills for Life Program Hits the Road. (http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/in-the-news/t-2006-driving-skills-for-life-program-hits-the-road-356.html)
___Dan, the Ford tire pressure expert is uninformed at best … I won’t mention what I thought if his ideas at their worst :(
___Dan, the Ford tire pressure expert is uninformed at best … I won’t mention what I thought if his ideas at their worst :(Bummer... I do have to admit though, the module (although it starts out hokey) actually covers a lot of the basic.
They even went over drive-with-load and drive-with-out-brakes. Mentioned that newer cars don't waste gas on warmup, so restarting is economical. Mentioned that modern starters wear much less than idling engines do. Talked about FE increasing by 1% per PSI of tire pressure (although never talked about going "over" 100% ;) ).
On the downside, they do propagate the rumor that overinflation cause center wear and poor handling.
Definitely useful when turning a newbie to the idea.
05-25-2007, 08:54 AM
it's quite amusing that ford, who i think overall has one of the worst miles per gallon for all their cars, and was actually lobbying in california against mileage improvement requirements, has a section called eco-driving. and shows only SUVs and big cars as examples. unless they think that their excursion drivers are going to relate to it......:confused:
05-29-2007, 09:33 AM
Just to let you know, maximum deductions for going to slow is 5400 points - try cruising at 2 MPH for the entire time.
Yup - work is slow today. ;)