Drive to save fuel and be safer in the bargain

March 2011

With fuel prices rising, and likely to continue to do so for the foreseeable future, we have to work every day to reduce our fuel costs. Everyday driving behaviour can have a significant impact on running costs. You can increase your fuel efficiency by driving in a more ‘eco-friendly’ manner – smoothly, steadily and at a slower speed. Savings can also be made by planning your route, ensuring tyres are at the correct pressure, removing unneeded excess load and regularly servicing your vehicle. The techniques you use to save fuel can also make you a safer driver. A 5% reduction in your speed is equal to a 10% decrease in crashes.