Use Your Brakes Less, Don’t Accelerate Quickly. Look far down the road ahead, even if “far” means half a city block. Get into position for turn-lanes smoothly and early so that you don’t have to accelerate to get in front of traffic. Remember that the guy who leaves the stoplight the quickest also pays more at the pump. Being a cautious driver will not only save you, but will help the environment too. Make sure to green your tires too.