Had a bit of a discussion earlier with a friend in relation to constantly starting and stopping cars to move very short distances. He is rather lazy and will literally drive across the street rather than walk there or drive from one end of a shopping mall car park to the other side to be closest to whichever shop in question he is going to. Personally I hate stopping and starting a car on short distances and plan my journeys with the least amount of stopping and starting the car as possible due to mechanical wear etc etc. Curious what others thoughts are. What do you do? Obviously not talking about stop/start technology here.