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Coasting and power steering

If you are like me who does not enjoy the buzz of the automobile engine, then surely you would be tempted to turn off the engine while taking a long cruise down the hill (on a road/highway of course). My father used to frequently do that when he drove his Fiat Padmini. It’s also good for the environment because anyways the engine power is no longer needed while cruising down a hill. However no matter how much I desire to do that, recent advancements in car technology require the engine power to operate the power steering and power brakes. Theoritically one can still steer and navigate in a modern car with engines on, but the performance, response time (and effort required) would take the joy out of a nice eco-friendly road trip.
I wonder if there is a way I could have the best of both the worlds.
 

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It’s not a helmet stand

Have you ever wondered what percentage of the 2 wheelers don’t have one/both side view mirrors? For the remaining who have them often use the mirror as a place where they can hang their helmets and hence don’t bother it to aligning them properly.
However the interesting point is that this does not stop these 2 wheelers to take dangerous zickzack turns in the streets to take advantage of every possible gap between 2 moving vehicles. Often they don’t bother to use turning indicators and expect the traffic to brake suddenly so as to prevent crushing these bugs.
‘What you don’t know can’t hurt you.’ Well that does not mean that you impair your visibility and take high speed blind turns and rely on the alertness and benevolence of the person behind you to ensure you return home safely.