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    Quote Originally Posted by mutant View Post
    Uses more fuel when pressing and let go the accelerator for modern engines. Should just maintain the position of the accelerator pedal..
    sg road how to maintain like that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by vince123123 View Post
    Actually, they don't save fuel at all. It costs more petrol to accelerate than to maintain the same speed. Hence, the question is, 1s of accelration vs 2s of maintaining smae speed - which takes up more?

    In the end, its not how often you press, but how hard you press. If you floor it for 3 seconds to get to 100km/h as opposed to me pressing lightly to slowly go to 100kn/h, I'll have spent less petrol than you over the same distance.
    Vince has a point here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    sg road how to maintain like that...
    Can, weekend drive on expressways. (eg: TPE, SLE)

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    This has happened to me quite a number of times already:

    "Uncle, this junction turn right, please."
    "Turn left ah?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canew View Post
    Can, weekend drive on expressways. (eg: TPE, SLE)
    u must be a non-driver...

    last time about 1am i can do that, nowadays i can only do that at 3-4am...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    kitten's life more precious than a human's life?

    y emphasize on the kitten's life? its a big no no to speed and beat the red light, with or without the kitten.
    I never mentioned a kitten's life is more precious than a human's life did I? I only mentioned, BECAUSE of his speeding, a kitten got run over.

    If you ask me, the way humans are behaving these days, I'm actually kindda inclined to say that animals lives are more precious than humans. At least animals don't go around intentionally killing each other to satisfy their own ego.

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    thats terrible.

    but aww, thats quite a sweeping statement.. animals DO attack when fighting over territory. isnt that a matter of ego too?

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    Lets be fair to the cabbies.

    They are driving the manual 2.4L disel engine.
    Light footed, the engine is not responsive, and you feel it is too slow.
    Press a little bit more, the engine gives you the famous pull at low rpm. You feel the dirver is a bit rackless.
    1 km can have three traffic lights, so it is natrual for you to feel nausea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfurr View Post
    thats terrible.

    but aww, thats quite a sweeping statement.. animals DO attack when fighting over territory. isnt that a matter of ego too?
    They are not as evolved as us humans in a certain way, so how is it that humans are behaving worse than animals sometimes?

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    We should get animals to drive taxis! LOLZ!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wibblo View Post
    their old habits nvr change one lah!

    worst is their habit of suddenly cutting into ur lane...jam brake...to pick up customer....
    Again, we have to be fair.

    Their livelihoods depend on how many passengers they can pick up during the rush hours, which only last for two to three hours per shift.
    Think about the rental and the gas they have to pay. At least $120 per day.
    If they fall sick, still have to pay the rental. Does this explain the behaviour?

    The entrances of car parks are famous places for Human to hail and alight from a taxi.
    What do you think of this action?

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-man View Post
    They are not as evolved as us humans in a certain way, so how is it that humans are behaving worse than animals sometimes?
    dont really see a basis for comparison.. but suit yourself. i'm just of the mentality that as much as humans are incorrigible, we still have to live w them. so make do la.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    u must be a non-driver...

    last time about 1am i can do that, nowadays i can only do that at 3-4am...
    Errr, you are right. I do not own a car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfurr View Post
    dont really see a basis for comparison.. but suit yourself. i'm just of the mentality that as much as humans are incorrigible, we still have to live w them. so make do la.
    Yep, we gotta live with them, but my question is, do some humans see it that way? That there are other fellow humans AND animals sharing this planet.

    Anyways, we're off topic.

    Back on topic, it seems many cabbies claim on the one hand that their livelihood depends on picking up passengers and that during peak hours, they only have 2-3 hours max, as canew put it. So how is it they can conveniently disappear at around 11pm and miraculously appear after midnight? All those I've seen, almost always have the green light on but are on the outter lanes, especially in town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazmee View Post
    I hate those Hyundai Sonata drivers sometimes. They really make me wanna puke. I don't remember my father (a cab driver himself) driving like that.
    Sonata cab, agreed with you. I have asked the drivers, they say many ppl complain alrdy. they say it's the engine power. it rev up hard during pickup. with that, i alway feel a pulled back when the taxi pickup from start.

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    when driver chit chat on ear piece with his chick!!! I just so wary that more of his blood flow is diverted to his dick than his brain...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreaming View Post
    when driver chit chat on ear piece with his chick!!! I just so wary that more of his blood flow is diverted to his dick than his brain...
    haha! in hong kong this is 3 times worse. most taxi drivers have at least 2 or 3 handphones, i also dont know why. but quite useful la. when they dont know how to get you somewhere they at least are nice enough to call their buddies to ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreaming View Post
    when driver chit chat on ear piece with his chick!!! I just so wary that more of his blood flow is diverted to his dick than his brain...
    Fell off my chair!

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    The older taxi drivers pump the accelerator because in the old days, the meter fare was based on fuel used rather than distance travelled. Therefore by pumping the gas they drove the meter fare higher. I guess it is just a case of 'old habits die hard' since these days they are just wasting gas and making their passengers uncomfortable.

    Other bad habits of taxi drivers:

    Falling asleep at the wheel. I have had to wake up two drivers who have nodded off - this is truly scary as they could possibly have killed me.

    Stopping abruptly to pick up passengers - I have seen many an accident caused by this. Just putting on the hazard lights seems to mean you can break every rule in the Highway Code.

    Reading the paper whilst driving - aiyo

    Changing lanes without indicating

    the list is probably endless....

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    You sure the meter was bsaed on fuel used? If so, I won't pump the accelerator, I'll just floor it to waste as much fuel as possible, and brake hard to do the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by eastwest View Post
    The older taxi drivers pump the accelerator because in the old days, the meter fare was based on fuel used rather than distance travelled. Therefore by pumping the gas they drove the meter fare higher. I guess it is just a case of 'old habits die hard' since these days they are just wasting gas and making their passengers uncomfortable.

    Other bad habits of taxi drivers:

    Falling asleep at the wheel. I have had to wake up two drivers who have nodded off - this is truly scary as they could possibly have killed me.

    Stopping abruptly to pick up passengers - I have seen many an accident caused by this. Just putting on the hazard lights seems to mean you can break every rule in the Highway Code.

    Reading the paper whilst driving - aiyo

    Changing lanes without indicating

    the list is probably endless....

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