When you need to slow down try to avoid frequent tapping of your brake pedal as this makes drivers around you unsure if you’re actually stopping. On the other hand, don’t brake at the last moment. Give drivers behind you plenty of time to notice that you’re braking so they can do likewise. A good time to start braking is when you notice the car in front of the one you’re following braking, this will help you to break more smoothly. The best way to reduce your speed is simply to come off your gas pedal. This requires the ability to look ahead and demands greater anticipation, but this will lower your fuel bills and is better for the environment.