November 17, 2010


Learner drivers not only have to contend with the theory test, practical test and basic knowledge of how the car works and how to spot problems with the vehicle, but how to save the environment too.

Cars, mobile phones and the like are a part of our society and people won’t stop using them. So let’s at least try to reduce out carbon footprint and educate the next generation.

It is easier to start with learner drivers, we can mould their driving and outlook and not only teach them techniques that will allow them to drive in a low-emission way but also how to save them some money.

Its small things like; planning ahead not just on long journeys but looking at your surroundings and making a decision earlier rather than later.

Limiting the number of gear changes and allowing the car to do most of the work. If you are travelling downhill or slowing down ease of the accelerator.

Checking tyre pressure and ditching any excess weight whether it be bags in the boot or a fuel tank of petrol (yes its more eco-friendly to have no more than half a tank of fuel) will help the environment and should allow you to have a more relaxing drive knowing your saving the pounds.

Emily Smith of Britannia Driving School said: “It is not just learners that can learn these skills, it’s never too late for the rest of the driving population to take refresher lessons and change their ways. Help save the planet and save yourself money too.”

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