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EcoSave Green Driving Defensive Driving Course

EcoSave Green Driving Defensive Driving Course

EcoSave Green Driving Defensive Driving Course - All vehicle types

This course programme is designed to reduce fuel consumption, by raising drivers' awarness of defensive driving techniques that can be easily incorporated into everyday driving styles. A progamme of training for 700 London based van drivers for a major energy company, showed fuel savings of 11% following the course. Defensive driving techniques are fundamental to fuel efficient driving.  Drivers and fleet operators will also benefit from reduced claims costs and improved safety.

The theory session consists of an introduction to the principles of defensive and fuel efficient driving where the delegates are encouraged to debate the problems that they face on the road. We then examine the most common accident situations, what causes them and look at how they can be avoided. The simple rules for fuel efficient driving are then discussed - vehicle checks and condition, keeping the wheels moving, anticipation and planning, the difference between speed and progress.

The In Vehicle Training  starts with a thorough vehicle check to identify any fuel wasting issues e.g. incorrect tyre pressures, unnecessary heavy items in the boot. Each delegate has an assessment drive with the number of gear changes noted. Our Instructor will then give a demonstration drive with a commentary to show just how far ahead it is possible to plan. The principles of a "Systematic" approach based on the police driving manual "Roadcraft" will be demonstrated in this drive.  The emphasis is on observation, anticipation and planning,  and gear changing techniques.

Each driver takes a second turn behind the wheel and receives helpful tuition and advice. A before and after comparision is completed on gear changes and fuel consumption ( subject to the vehicle having an on board meter or computer).

The course finishes around 4:00 p.m. with a review of the day and questions.

The ideal in vehicle training ratio is two delegates to one instructor. Some clients do train on a 3:1 ratio in cars which is a lower cost per head. But it does reduce the time that each driver has under tuition.

Course Fees
The course can be delivered at any UK location. All we need is a meeting room and an insured vehicle for the practical session. The fee is £330 plus VAT for the trainer for the day at any UK location.  Therefore a one day course for two drivers would be £330 plus VAT on a 2:1 in vehicle ratio, a course for four drivers would be £660 plus VAT.

Driver Reports
After the course each driver will receive a Certificate of Attendance and a full written report which will highlight any areas that can be improved.

You will also receive feedback on other items such as vehicle condition, eyesight checks and any other safety related suggestions that may help.

Defensive Driver Training

We are one of the UK’s leading corporate driver training companies specialising in providing Defensive and Advanced driving courses to wide variety of clients from almost every sector of the UK economy including banking, property, petro- chemical, pharmaceutical, electricity & gas, energy generation and distribution, local authorities, NHS Trusts and government agencies... read more

Contact Details

Location Address:

Defensive Driver Training Ltd, Pure Offices, Broadwell Road, Oldbury, West Midlands,
B69 4BY.

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