AA DriveTech & EST partner to deliver eco-driver training
Backed by the Department of Transport, this joint initiative aims to help up to 6,000 employees who drive for work to become more fuel efficient and safer drivers in the next year.
According to the EST, with average savings of up to 15% on fuel costs, a typical business driver covering 12,000 miles a year could expect to gain annual savings of £200-£250. This means the scheme has the potential to create savings of up to £1.5M for participating organisations.
Research by EST on pilot schemes showed that 99% of drivers found the techniques learned during the training to be useful for their day-to-day driving, with many achieving much higher savings than expected on the day.
The initiative integrates the EST innovative training methods into the AA DriveTech’s courses, with each driver completing two laps of a pre-defined road circuit which simulates a full range of common driving scenarios. Comparative MPG figures and average speed figures are recorded for each circuit both before and after the driver receives practical and easy to follow coaching; each driver is given a driver report to show what they’ve achieved on the day.
For more information, visit:http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/businesses/content/subsidised-ecodriving-training