Driving like you are going for Nextel championship NASCAR points not only saves the environment, it also may even save a life. Nothing makes me giggle to myself more than watching Speed Racer blow by me only to speed up to the next red light as I maintain my speed and pass them back as the light turns green.
Constant starting and stopping stresses your engine, brakes as well as burning more gas.
Safe driving can also save a life. Just as that same speedy driver makes me giggle sometimes; it also makes me concerned for their lives as well as the others on the road. One thing that you cannot determine is the experience level and attitude of the driver next to you.
Is he or she sad, distracted, angry or otherwise plain not paying attention? If you are not considerate enough for your own safety, just think of who is in the other cars around you. I know that if my actions caused anyone to be injured or killed, that I just don’t know how I would feel.
Save a life, save some gas, take your time and drive safely.