An article in the Telegraph highlighted the fact that ‘UK drivers could save up to £84 a year if they drove more efficiently’.
The article went on to say that ‘British motorists could save up to £84 a year if they just turned off their engines when stationary or drove in the right gear.’
‘Researchers have found that on average British drivers are spending over £700 million a year on their fuel bills – money that could be saved if they drove more efficiently.’
‘Over 636 million litres of petrol are wasted every year in the UK because over a third of British drivers do not use eco-friendly driving techniques, such as using the handbrake while waiting at traffic lights and ensuring they are driving in the correct gear.’
For more on this story, please take a moment to check out the following link – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/shopping-and-consumer-news/11597205/Bad-driving-habits-cost-UK-motorists-700-million-a-year.html
How Can We Help?
We offer our drivers (this course is available to drivers of all experience levels) the opportunity to learn to drive in a more efficient and eco-friendly fashion.
During these lessons we will teach you to always try to use the vehicle controls as smoothly as possible, whilst paying particular attention to:
- Starting and moving away
- Using gears
- Driving at an appropriate speed
This reduces wear and tear on your vehicle and will help in reducing CO2.
Reduce harmful emissions by anticipating road traffic conditions and acting in good time, rather than reacting to them at the last moment, especially:
- Showing hazard awareness and planning
- Making use of engine braking
- Stopping the engine when appropriate
As always, if you would like a little more information about any of our services and how we can help YOU to drive in a more efficient manner, please give us a call on Tel. No. 0845 190 2012 and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.