The idea that driving at a reasonable speed will help you save fuel is hardly rocket science.  While drivers the world over might not know exactly how much fuel they can save, they do know, through common sense, that being easy on the throttle pedal can result in fewer trips to the fuel pump and more money in the pocket.

So, why don’t people practice what they know to to be true, especially when fuel costs as much as it does these days?

There are actually many reasons why people insist on burning more fuel and money than they need to. But one of the most prominent reasons is that driving is an emotional endeavor.

Don’t believe me?

Take a look around at drivers the next time you are in heavy traffic.  Nobody wants to be there. They want to be at their destination, and they view everyone else on the road as an impediment to them getting to their destination.

Drivers get filled with angst.  And so they do whatever they can to quell that feeling. The easiest way for many people to feel better in that emotional state is to start driving more aggressively, because they feel they will get to their destination quicker.

Its emotion – the problem is, that action is inefficient, it wastes fuel, it pollutes, and it doesn’t get you where you want to go any quicker.

At Ecodriving Solutions, we specialize in showing drivers of all types  - from street drivers to fleet drivers, exactly what efficient, smart driving can do for them personally and professionally.

We show them how environmental conditions such as traffic load and traffic signals play a far greater role in time to distance than how hard they hit the throttle before they have to stop again.

We show them how to try and take a little of the emotion of trying to meet a deadline on the road, and to channel it into smarter driving.  We even have the proof to show it works!

 

Sure, the act of driving with common sense to save fuel is easy when you’ve got all the time in the world, but at Ecodriving Solutions we can show you how to still keep an eye on your fuel budget even when you’re on a time budget.

 

Ecodriving  - it works

About Mike Speck

Lead facilitator and Master Ecodriving trainer for Ecodriving Solutions.
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