Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Irony of Hypermilers - They waste the gas of others!

How do hypermilers waste other people gas, while saving their own? Well, they are particularly proud of the fact that when they coast up to a stop light, they force others to do the same, supposedly saving lots of gas. But what about the poor slobs who miss the next light because the hypermilers clogged up traffic? What about someone wanting to get into the queue, sitting there idling on a side street? When the hypermilers create a long line, it is harder to get in - sometimes forcing other poor lost souls to idle for an extra traffic light cycle.  All that extra idling wouldn't have happened without the "gas saving" hypermilers! But, the extra idling wastes someone else's gas! So, is that ironic or what?

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