YOUR VEHICLE CONSUMPTION METRICS DOUBLE UP AS A METHOD OF GAUGING YOU VEHICLE SAFETY
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Your Vehicle  Consumption Metrics Double Up As A Method Of Gauging You Vehicle Safety

Actually, the relationship between your vehicle fuel consumption and it's safety is one to focus on. If you haven't already considered it before. 

If you check your fuel consumption proactively and observe driver behaviour,you will realise that the most fuel efficient behaviours also contribute to running your car safely. Here you have some of the most unsafe behaviours that also consume more fuel.

1. Speeding

Keeping your speed at the legal recommnded limits will make your driving more fuel efficient ,environment friendly and safe. It is also one of the top causes of collisions.

2. Harsh Breaking

This driving style not only wastes fuel, but indicates,that those who practice it do not maintain a safe distance from the vehicle infront and are given to aggressive driving and tailgating.

It stands to reason that if you keep a good following distance and adopt a more defensive driving style,you can simply decelerate or make much lighter use of the brakes when neccesary.

3. Rapid Acceleration

This behaviour is another demonstration of when a driver is not practising a smooth style, but making heavy use of the pedals and acceleration rather than using a constant speed. inconsistent speed wastes fuel, and rapid acceleration is again indicative of an aggresive driving style and can put drivers at risk of a collision if the vehicle in front suddenly stops.

fuel consumption is ,therefore, a clear indcator not only of fuel usage,but also a method of gauging the risks and safety of your vehicle.