Eco Driving Tips
Eco Driving Benefits
Reduced fuel costs
Petrol and diesel prices have reached new records recently, and wasted fuel is no longer something businesses and private drivers can ignore. The MPG Marathon proves not only is car choice important, but that correct driver training can help save substantial fuel costs, too.
Winning teams at last year’s event bettered manufacturer figures by 24% in the car class, with a Peugeot 208 GTi, and an impressive 38.62% for the best performing van, a Ford Fiesta Sport Van.
With the right training, fleets can slash their fuel costs by 15%.
Reduced environmental impact
Never have companies had a more apparent responsibility to do their bit to save the environment. No matter how big or small your fleet, greener driving means instant, cost-free reductions in carbon emissions, in turn helping to slash the environmental impact of day-to-day business.
Lower insurance costs
Eco-conscious driving is also safer. Erratic drivers don’t only use more fuel, they’re more prone to accidents, too. The MPG Marathon encourages gentle, considerate and smooth driving, contributing to a safer fleet, lower insurance costs and less chance of having cars out of action for repairs.
Reduction in stress levels
More relaxed driving also has benefits for employee health. Erratic driving causes stress levels to rise, which can affect concentration, make drivers tired and increase the risk heart problems. Encourage drivers to slow down and take it easy on the road, and you’ll have a happier, healthier and more productive fleet.