I’ve been looking around for gas saving tips and hypermiling techniques lately, and whereas you can find some good ones, I must say that there are a lot of “tips” around which frankly I find useless.
I've seen a few successes posted here and there on [...]
I've come across some recent blog posts which give very good explanations and first-hand experience regarding some of the safety issues connected with hypermiling. I also notice that no one is really saying not to hypermile, but they are saying to hypermile safely.
While some rant and rave about the dangers and risks of hypermiling (referring to unsafe tactics that are used by some insane drivers), sensible and ethical hypermilers continue going calmly about their work to get better gas mileage.
The news is filled with stories of the dangers of hypermiling. Which is the result of a few idiots using unsafe hypermiling techniques to try to get better gas mileage despite risking the safety and lives of themselves, their passangers, and others.