Transport for Buckinghamshire’s road safety initiative, Travel Safe Bucks, is urging drivers to manage their speed in their July campaign.
In partnership with Thames Valley Police and Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, Travel Safe Bucks will be sharing the benefits of driving at appropriate speeds within the limit to both drivers and communities. Together, they will be promoting ‘ecodriving’, a type of driving style that is better for the environment and better for you. It can reduce your fuel bills, cut carbon emissions and, most importantly, has lower collision rates than ‘normal’ driving.
Ecodriving works by promoting a smoother, more proactive driving style that helps drivers to manage their speed and create time and space around their vehicle, resulting in safer drivers. This style of driving is not about sacrificing enjoyment or performance when driving; rather, it’s about becoming a better driver and adopting a more skilled approach that helps to keep you and other road users around you safe.
If you are interested in learning more about ecodriving, Travel Safe Bucks offer ecodriving assessments. You can find out more about these on the Buckinghamshire Council website: https://bit.ly/BucksEcodriving
Cabinet Member for Transport, Steve Broadbent, said:
“Due to lockdown and the various restrictions we have experienced, some drivers will be used to quieter, traffic free roads. As we head back to normality and the roads get busier, it is more important than ever to make sure you’re managing your speed to keep you, and other road users around you safe.
“Ecodriving is a fantastic skill to harness – not only is it better for the environment, helping you to save fuel by a least 10% – but it saves you money and makes you a safer driver too. Having recognised these benefits, I am looking forward to participating in my own ecodriving assessment later this month.”
For more information on ecodriving or managing your speed, visit: https://bit.ly/BucksSpeeding