Eco-driving 'is safe and can save money'

Fri, 15 May 2009
The AA has advised young people buying a used car that safe and eco-friendly driving techniques can also have financial benefits.

Andrew Howard, head of road safety at the AA, said that taking care on the road and considering the environment require "fundamentally […] the same" approaches.

Essentially, he explained, both are about anticipating what is happening ahead so that the driver does not have to brake and accelerate too much.

A more economic style of driving could help those buying a used car to save on fuel and maintenance.

Mr Howard continued: "There are huge similarities between [safe and eco-driving] and where, as a young driver, he won't see the benefit as driving in an uncool way, he might see the benefit when being eco-friendly will save him money."

The AA announced this week the establishment of its new Drive Smart training scheme for young drivers who are put forward by the police.

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