Eco Driving Course

Our Eco Fleet Driving Courses offer great tips on how to save fuel especially now prices are starting to increase and the cost of travel generally becomes higher. We can offer on road and in class comination's to suit your fleet's needs.

Save money, Save fuel, Drive Safer. Often we can show fuel savings and time savings in average speeds too. Example Fuel Savings Report. The Graph shows a 31.3% saving with a Fleet Driver, their orignal drive achieved 44.6mpg with a Skoda Octavia 1.9TDI 08. On the same road this increases on each drive of the same road and average speed increases too. This driver completed 25,000 a year so theoritcal fuel savings are more than £900 at current fuel prices.

Fuel Saving Graph

Remember safety comes before eco safe driving.

Why drive eco safe?

  • It will save you money in fuel
  • It may maker you a safer more considerate driver
  • It will help reduce CO2 emissions
  • Reduce wear and tear on the vehicle
  • Increase driver awareness
  • Make your drive smoother

Our Courses includes:

2 Hour Basic Eco Course £55 or call for fleet driver training dicounts

  • Safety Checks
  • Briefing
  • Planning and Anticipation
  • Demo Drive
  • Drive 1
  • Drive 2
  • Written Report

Half Day Course (3.5 Hours) Eco Course £96.25 or call for fleet driver training dicounts

  • Safety Checks
  • Briefing
  • Planning and Anticipation
  • Demo Drive
  • Drive 1
  • Drive 2
  • Commentary Driving
  • Final Drive
  • Written Report

Full Day Course (5 Hours) Eco Course £137.50 or call for fleet driver training dicounts

  • Safety Checks
  • Briefing
  • Planning and Anticipation
  • Demo Drive
  • Drive 1
  • Drive 2
  • Commentary Driving
  • Final Drive
  • Written Report

Here are a few points which may help:

  • Choice of transport
    There are many forms of transport, some are more economical and practical than others. Choose a sensible option, for example, in some situations it is easier, cheaper and quicker to take the train (e.g. London, Manchester). However this may not be practical so choosing an economical car with low emissions may be the most eco safe option. All cars have a rating now on CO2 so find out what your car is like on fuel and emissions. More modern cars are easier to recycle at the end of their life too.
  • Planning
    Planning ahead helps you to reduce fuel by not stopping, not accelerating/braking unnecessarily!
  • Hazard Perception (Planning)
    This means planning ahead on the road. It is surprising how many drivers do not plan ahead, and therefore have to brake harshly. Hazard Perception is about looking, and guessing what other road users are going to do, making safe and careful decisions about how to deal with the situation safely. Traffic lights are a good example. If they are on green they are likely to change, so plan for that to happen, and try and arrive on the next green light, so you do not need to stop.
  • Plan your route
    Avoiding wasting time and fuel.
  • Control - Accelerator and Brake Awareness
    This is key to all driving, the more accelerator and brake you use, the more fuel and emissions. Therefore try to only use the accelerator where necessary, what is the point of accelerating when you are likely to stop or slow. Same can be said for the brake; why brake harshly when you can release your accelerator to slow down further back, and thus save fuel? Every time you use the brake you are wasting the energy already put into moving the car along.
  • Control - Driving in a sensible gear
    For the road speed and conditions can save a lot of fuel too. In most cars 30MPH can be achieved in 3rd or 4th, at higher speed top gear can be very flexible and economical too. Try block changes or avoid changing unless necessary, keeping your hand on the wheel for longer, modern cars can allow for 2nd to 4th, or 3rd to 5th for example, saving wear on the clutch, gearbox and saving fuel.
  • Control - Speed
    This has a significant effect on fuel as the air resistance increases substantially as speed increases. Just 5 or 10 mph has a big difference on the fuel used. For example a motorway journey could be made at 60/65mph instead of 70mph, or 55mph, instead of 60 on a national speed limit road.
  • Turn off Air Conditioning
    This uses a significant amount of fuel. However this is a safety feature to clear windows on a damp day, or to keep you fresh in warm weather. Therefore use it carefully, use climate control if you have it to reduce its use. It can be more economical at speed to use air conditioning instead of having the windows down, due to the drag having the windows down create.
  • Maintenance
    Regular servicing makes vehicles more economical and reduces emissions. This will save you money in the long term. It will also give you better residual values from your vehicle and make the vehicle safer if proper checks are carried out. Check tyre pressures weekly, this significantly affects fuel economy.
  • Avoid cold manoeuvres
    A cold engine uses more fuel, and a manoeuvre uses more fuel. So do these if you can when the engine is warmed up and at maximum efficiency. For example, reverse into car parking spaces so you can drive straight out.
  • Removal of weight
    High drag items like roof racks and excess items in the boot. Roof racks can reduce fuel economy by about 5% or more.
  • Check your economy
    So you know how economical your car is. Use this information to make better decisions on choice of car or your driving habits. You may just find your car needs some mechanical attention?

Do you want to improve your economy?

Simply learn about it, why not have a session in eco safe driving? Contact us now for more information.

We also offer SAFED courses, and eco driving for the family, fleet and whilst learning to drive.

For further information do not hesitate to contact us on 07999 992141.

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