IAM Drive & Survive helps deliver a marathon reduction in MPG
At this year's ALD Automotive/Total ECO 10 MPG Marathon, both teams trained by IAM Drive & Survive managed to beat the combined manufacturers MPG by over 20%.
Dean Coogan of Addison Lee and Katrina Waddley from Total were driving very different cars (a Ford Galaxy Zetec and Peugot 308 respectively) but proved that driving with eco-driving in mind can lead to huge improvements in fuel economy as well as safety.
Simon Elstow, IAM Drive & Survive head of training and field operations, said: 'We are thrilled to see how well Katrina and Dean did as a result of our ecolution eco-driving course. It just goes to show that thinking about your driving can reduce your fuel costs and carbon footprint significantly.
'Driving more efficiently shouldn’t come at the cost of safety, though. We encourage drivers to make sensible progress and to focus on maintaining momentum rather than driving unnecessarily slowly,' Mr Elstow continued.
Dean Coogan added: 'Without taking the course prior to the event, I don’t believe I could have got anything close to the 21% increase on the manufacturer’s combined MPG that we managed. The course taught me to be more aware of what is occurring far ahead of me, and to adjust my driving and speed appropriately.'