Eco Safe Driving Course

Driving Schools Nottingham – Eco Safe Driving Course

Eco Safe Driving course designed to help you save money with your local driving instructor in Nottingham

Be an ‘eco-safe’ driver and contribute to road safety as well as reducing your fuel consumption and vehicle emissions. Making changes to your driving style will also save you money. Anyone sitting a car, bus or lorry driving test will get feedback on their eco-safe driving manner

The 2 or 3 hour course is designed for those who wish to get better performance from their cars and shows them the best way to,

  • save on fuel
  • appropriate use of gears
  • planning the road ahead well to reduce harsh acceleration or sudden/ heavier braking
  • Best use of speed on various different road and conditions

With this course adopt a smoother, safer and more economical driving style.

Tips from your Nottingham Driving School

Become an eco-safe driver and drive more efficiently

Eco-safe driving is a recognised and proven style of driving that contributes to road safety whilst reducing fuel consumption and emissions. One of the main factors in increasing road safety is the emphasis on planning ahead so that you are prepared in advance for potential hazards. By increasing your hazard perception and planning skills you can make maximum use of your vehicle’s momentum, engine braking and engine torque and, by doing this, can reduce fuel consumption and damage to the environment.

Firstly, always consider if you need to use your vehicle for the journey. Ask yourself could you walk, cycle or take public transport instead.

When you do need to use your vehicle, follow these tips as a guide to safe driving for economy:

  • check your tyres regularly and keep at recommended pressure
  • don’t carry unnecessary weight
  • remove roof rack or luggage boxes when not needed to reduce air resistance
  • keep a safe distance from the car in front as this will help you to plan your driving
  • don’t exceed speed limits
  • accelerate gently
  • brake gently and avoid late braking
  • when conditions allow, use the highest gear possible without making the engine struggle – modern vehicles are designed to deliver power even when engine revs are quite low
  • consider using cruise control where it would be appropriate
  • turn off your engine if you’re likely to have a prolonged wait
  • use air conditioning only when you need to
  • plan your route to avoid congestion points
  • try to travel during off-peak times
  • check your fuel consumption regularly to make sure you are getting the most from your vehicle
  • when parking, always try to reverse into a parking space so you can drive out of it as manoeuvring whilst the engine is cold uses a lot of fuel
  • keeping your vehicle well maintained will reduce fuel consumption

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