Greener Driving

HOW TO BE A GREENER DRIVER
  • Pump up your tyres – Soft tyres increase your fuel consumption.
  • Lose weight – The heavier your car, the higher your fuel bills. Only carry what you really need and always remove the roof box when it’s not in use.
  • Take it slowly – Be light on the throttle. Higher speeds burn more fuel.
  • Think ahead – Accelerating and braking burn fuel. Try to anticipate what’s coming up. A steady and constant speed reduces consumption.
  • Switch off – Idling uses fuel. Turn the engine off whenever you stop for more than a few minutes.
IT PAYS TO PRODUCE LESS CO2

The greener your car…….

  • The less tax you could pay.
  • The less fuel you will use and the cheaper it will be to run (depending on your car’s MPG).
  • The less congestion charge you will pay – if you live in or visit London (i.e. none, if you drive a petrol hybrid, electric car or the cleanest LPG vehicle).
  • The less harm you will do to the environment!
  • Switch off – Idling uses fuel. Turn the engine off whenever you stop for more than a few minutes.
TRANSPORT
  • When using vehicles try to analyse and ensure an economic fuel, perhaps LPG powered vehicles.
  • Purchase fuel when passing a fuel station rather than going out your way to purchase.
  • Endeavour to reduce vehicle usage by route planning before making journeys.
  • Try to use e-mail or video conferencing instead of travelling.
  • Provide driver training promoting lower speeds/usage.
  • Why not car share, use rail, cycle or walk.