He drove stick. Whenever he had to stop on a hill (usually at an off-ramp) he'd come to a stop, then drift back about five feet before slamming the brakes. The first time we gave him some shit about his driving. The second time we wasked WTF his problem was. He said, "That's how I make sure whoever is behind me leaves me enough room."
Now me, I'd learn to drive a stick better. But you can't argue the (usual) effectiveness of his tactic.