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09 Sep 2008 05:09:43

Norfolk motorists get green lessons



Norfolk motorists get green lessons
Motorists in Norfolk can take lessons on reducing their fuel consumption and cutting their carbon emissions.

A scheme run by the Norfolk County Council offers drivers courses training them to drive in an 'eco-safe' way which minimises fuel consumption.

The course claims to teach motorists techniques which can cut their fuel use by a fifth.

One coach company which sent its 28 drivers on the course reported 19.65 per cent savings on its fuel use, reports the Norwich Evening News.

Like the Energy Saving Trust, the course tells drivers to cut down unnecessary and sudden acceleration and braking.

This means motorists should anticipate having to stop at a traffic light, crossroads or roundabout and lift their foot off the accelerator instead of waiting until the last minute to apply the brakes.

Not only will teaching motorists to drive in a more fuel conscious way save them money but it could help cut down on the 22 per cent of the UK's carbon emissions which was attributed to road transport by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in 2006.
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