February 24, 2006

READER KEITH GUARD sends these thoughts on Hybrid driver etiquette:

It occurred to me a couple of days ago that this may need to be said…

It is NOT OK, in a 55 MPH no-passing zone on a rural highway, with cars behind you, to drive at a slow enough speed to avoid engaging the gasoline engine.

As a hybrid driver, I thought you might be interested. But as an RX-8 driver, I doubt that you’re part of the problem.

I should hope not.