Start, Stop, Go, go, go

A co-worker was bemoaning the need to get their brakes serviced, and that reminded me of the brake situation on my last car.

I owned a Honda Civic and took it in for all the normal service. At one point (I think the 60,000 km checkup) the technician said he was very surprised at the level of brake wear. It was as if I hardly ever used the brakes.

The answer is simple. I look ahead. If the light down the street has just turned red, why keep my foot on the gas. If I see traffic congestion up ahead, I take my foot off the gas. Etc, etc, etc.

Too many of us are always in a hurry. I believe that if you timed it, you would find that all the rush rarely gains you much, and the more people that rush just leads to more accidents.