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Safety first: Use your experience better: to predict what others will do; drive more efficiently; and avoid accidents. Expand your knowledge of your car and use its technology to the full.

Remember that even a small repair has a big environmental cost; sorting out accidents takes loads of your time, however helpful your insurance company claims to be; and then there are those insurance premiums and no claims bonus.

ECOlogical and ECOnomical: Help save the planet, save money, cut journey times, travel with less stress. Which of these don’t you want?

You don’t have to choose, drive ECO-Safe and you’ll get all these benefits at once. Sounds too good to be true? It’s not, but cars have changed, and you may need to change your driving to make the savings.

Test your knowledge, then read on. There may be surprises ahead!

Take the ECO-Safe Quiz

  1. You are driving towards a red light. Which of the following is the most ecological way to drive?

A) brake gently and go down through the gears

B) stay on the gas and keep speed up in case the lights go green

C) come off the gas and brake gently, only putting the clutch down if the engine starts to stall.

  1. Which of the options in 1 above is the safest?
  2. The lights go green and you move off, the road ahead is clear and it’s a 30 mph speed limit. Which of the following is the most ecological way to drive?

A) use plenty of gas and take the engine up to the rev limiter before changing up a gear

B) use moderate gas so that the car accelerates briskly, change up when it is going fast enough to accelerate in the next gear

C) use minimum gas so the car accelerates gently, change up as soon as the engine can take a higher gear without stalling.

  1. The lights go green and you move off, the road ahead is clear and it’s a 40 mph speed limit. Which of the following is the most ecological way to drive?

A) use plenty of gas and take the engine up to the rev limiter before changing up a gear

B) use moderate gas so that the car accelerates briskly, change up directly from 2nd to 4th

C) use minimum gas so the car accelerates gently, change up as soon as the engine can take a higher gear without stalling.

  1. You are preparing to take a car full of people on holiday. Which of the following are essential for ecological driving?

A) check the tyre tread and sidewalls, pump cold tyres up to the recommended pressures for a full load

B) get a route plan, check it at the Highways Agency website in case there are roadworks or accidents, allow for a break every 2 hours

C) get plenty of sleep and make sure you have some drink and food in the car in case of delays.

  1. Which of the options in 5 above are essential for safety?
  2. You are parking on the driveway in front of your house. Which of the following is the most ecological way to drive?

A) go straight in while the engine is hot

B) park in the road and wait for the engine to cool before moving the car onto the driveway

C) go just past the driveway and reverse in.

  1. Which of the options in 7 above is the safest?
  2. Cruising on the motorway behind another vehicle, which of these is the safest following distance?

A) 2 seconds (1 metre for every mile an hour)

B) 2 car lengths (so you can just see their rear tyres)

C) 2 metres (so you can be pulled in their slipstream).

  1. Which of the options in 9 above is the best for economy?

No cheating now! Write down your answers, then click here to see how well you’ve done and to find out more about ECO-Safe driving lessons with ECPC.


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