The benefits of Eco driving lessons
Eco driving is a rising trend across
Europe as more and more motorist become aware that by changing the way they
drive can reduce their
by as much as 25%, it is also a reality that it is included in the
This style of driving leads to a relaxed posture behind the steering wheel, leading to more comfort for both driver and passengers, so naturally the earlier you start to learn eco-driving the more natural and logical it all seems.
Eco driving is not a completely different way of driving its the small changes that make a difference
● Enhanced hazard perception and awareness skillseco-driving,
The outcome of a DSA trial indicated that the Eco
Driver used 1.5 litres less fuel than the Non-Eco Driver over a
100Km (approx.62 miles) journey - at 80p/litre a saving of £1.20 (DSA report
2004). This might not seem a lot, but for an average driver covering 12,000
miles/year it's a saving of £232. For 36,000 miles it's a saving of almost
£700! Eco-driving could also save you even more in the future with savings
though less wear and tear on your vehicle.
Adopting an eco-driving style is easy. And once you've mastered it, not only will you start to make real savings, but you will also be doing your bit for the environment, that is because eco-driving means driving your car more efficiently. Doing this means your car will produce less carbon dioxide (CO2), the main gas contributing to climate change.
So not only will your emissions be reduced, your engine noise levels will be reduced (lower engine revs) making your local environment a much pleasanter place to be.