Eco Driving is a set of rules and tools that provide the possibility to optimize vehicles usage with regard to the impact on the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions (C02) and extending the working life of the vehicle. This way, the care for the fleet is brought to the driver and awareness is created of the impact the driver himself or the vehicle operator has on the environment and the company where he works, with daily use of the vehicle. The eco-driving rules consequently improve road safety.
There are several rules the driver must comply with, in his everyday vehicle use:
- Observe the traffic flow in advance
- If we anticipate the current traffic situation and adapt our behavior and keep an appropriate distance, we increase the safety and reduce the risk of an abrupt reaction such as sudden braking, sudden start, etc.
- Develop maximum possible speed at minimal throttle
- This makes driving less stressful, saves fuel and prevents unexpected reactions to current traffic conditions.
- Timely gear shifting
- Timely shifting to the next gear reduces also fuel consumption.
- Occasional check of tire pressure
- Avoiding the use of equipment which is not permanently required
- Use of air conditioning and other devices in the vehicle also has an impact on fuel consumption. If certain devices are not in use, it is advisable to turn them off, thereby reducing fuel consumption and emission of harmful gases.