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I try and play along with traffic but I just can't race up to a red light, have to coast up to it.
I always did that though.

I avoid rush hour traffic.
The rule seems to be 'Keep your nose firmly planted in the butt cheeks of the car in front of you'.

As more EV's get on the road and people start thinking about their driving maybe this will change.

I don't know. There's a lot of people who always leave late and try and make it up.
Good for body shops and undertakers I guess.

I watch Russian Dash Cam vids before driving. Wakes you up to the possibilities.
Really try and watch the situation I'm in coming into when I enter an area. But ultimately if your numbers up, it's up.

Good to get where you're going. Everyone should be aware of the danger when they get in the car, and drive with that awareness. Driving a vehicle on the highway is a life or death business.

They have those machines on cars for drunk driver you have to breath into it to get the car started. They might get Russian dash cam players that you have to watch to get your car started for reckless driving offenders.

I don't know, you think driving habits will be different in an all EV world?
 

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Driving habits won't change. Outside their tribe, people are pretty much "all about me", which is why driving behavior is so poor.
 

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I avoid rush hour traffic.
The rule seems to be 'Keep your nose firmly planted in the butt cheeks of the car in front of you'.

As more EV's get on the road and people start thinking about their driving maybe this will change.
Nope.

Driving habits won't change. Outside their tribe, people are pretty much "all about me", which is why driving behavior is so poor.
Very insightful.
 

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I try and play along with traffic but I just can't race up to a red light, have to coast up to it.
I always did that though.

I avoid rush hour traffic.
The rule seems to be 'Keep your nose firmly planted in the butt cheeks of the car in front of you'.
Rush hour traffic is where the Volt SHINES, though. It gets everybody else down to the 30 MPH when you're incredibly efficient, and they're not.
 

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Rush hour traffic is where the Volt SHINES, though. It gets everybody else down to the 30 MPH when you're incredibly efficient, and they're not.
Agreed. Short of there being an accident which brings traffic to a stop, I actually no longer mind taking the highway at rush hour. It's the shortest route distance-wise, and I get the best range. The back roads my be nice, but it takes about the same as a slow freeway, and I put more miles on my car.
 

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Agreed. Short of there being an accident which brings traffic to a stop, I actually no longer mind taking the highway at rush hour. It's the shortest route distance-wise, and I get the best range. The back roads my be nice, but it takes about the same as a slow freeway, and I put more miles on my car.
I'll sometimes take the backroads just for a change of pace.
 

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I'll sometimes take the backroads just for a change of pace.
I almost always take back roads if I can, I hate traffic especially on route 128. The back roads are relaxing, the distance is shorter and the speeds are lower which maximizes the Volts EV range. The actual travel time isn't much more than the highways, sometimes it's less because there are no traffic jams. I make a regular trip to Needham, it's 60 miles roundtrip, yesterday I did it with 10 miles to spare on the guess-o-meter.
 

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Count me in for the backroads. Anything but freeways. Doesn't necessarily mean 30mph roads as some of the ones I take change to 40 or 50 at times. Still, 30mph in low traffic (just stop lights an intersectinos) versus bumper to bumper nose-to-ass traffic on I-5, it does wonders for your stress.
 

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Agreed. Short of there being an accident which brings traffic to a stop, I actually no longer mind taking the highway at rush hour. It's the shortest route distance-wise, and I get the best range. The back roads my be nice, but it takes about the same as a slow freeway, and I put more miles on my car.
Same here. As long as I don't have a time critical appointment, stop and go doesn't bother me as much now that I'm not wasting as much energy sitting there as with my ICE vehicle.
 

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I certainly don't mind going downhill anymore, I always used to be worried about my brakes etc.

Now I get a charge out of it.
I'll have to remember this one.
 
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