Q: I used to play an analogous recreation each morning as your Zen Driver within the lengthy, sluggish rush hour backup on the ramp to Freeway 101 close to the San Jose airport.
My purpose was to maintain a gentle tempo reasonably than stop-start-stop-start. So I let myself fall again till I may hold a slight, regular stress on the gasoline and never have to the touch the brake.
It didn’t all the time work, however it was enjoyable when it did. I hope I didn’t annoy anyone.
Meredith Amyx, San Jose
A: Oh, some people have been very steamed over Zen Driving, whose practitioner Adam Nye claims he has gone 170 miles with out braking on the freeway and coasts to purple lights on metropolis streets.
Q: What could also be Zen Driving for Adam Nye could possibly be a meltdown for another person. I can’t consider something extra irritating than arising behind somebody who’s coasting to a cease mild! I believe it’s very egocentric of him to drive that manner. Persons are aggravated sufficient as of late for a lot of causes. He’s fortunate he hasn’t been rear-ended.
Kathy Furtado, Hollister
A: And extra critics roll in.
Q: Adam Nye he wants to comprehend he’s not the one automotive on the highway. Nearly anybody can drive with out hitting the brakes in the event that they haven’t any regard for different automobiles round them.
To drive as sluggish as wanted to verify the subsequent mild is inexperienced means anybody behind him could also be lacking lights.
Gene del Pilar,San Jose
A: And …
Q: Visitors on Interstate 280 between the Stanford Dish and Magdalena was very “sluggish and go,” with solely occasional very quick “stops.” For the one time in my life, I made a decision to see if I may make the 5 miles (it took over quarter-hour) with out touching my brakes “as a recreation.” With nice satisfaction, I did handle to do it within the left lane.
John Stahler, Mountain View
A: However …
Q: Relating to Zen Driving, I do the identical for metropolis driving the place I coast to a purple mild so I don’t must brake. The issue is that it ticks lots of people off.
I do suppose that’s the higher option to drive, as an alternative of racing to the sunshine and slamming on brakes. It is senseless to me why individuals speed up to a clearly purple mild. Can somebody clarify?
Aaron Johnson, Sunnyvale
A: I usually discover it amusing to see drivers racing forward to beat a purple mild, then discover them ready on the subsequent purple sign as Mrs. Roadshow and I pull up.
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