Don’t stop movin’
Always aim to keep the car in motion. After all, you’ve paid for that fuel. (And so will the environment). So get the most from it. Be optimistic. “Plan to go, but be prepared to stop.”
Lose speed early so you can keep more of it later. All that kerfuffle with the handbrake and biting point just wastes time and effort.
So ... whatever distance remains clear in front of you, eke it out, use it elastically, to preserve your motion. And don’t stop moving your eyes!