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Smarter driving helps businesses save money, improve safety and the environment


09 October 2013


SOUTH Yorkshire businesses are being given the opportunity to reduce costs, lower emissions and drive safer as part of a new scheme.

The free Eco-Business Driving scheme is part of the government funded Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF), which aims to help South Yorkshire’s local economy.

For many businesses, small and large, driving is a necessity. With prices continuing to rise, there has never been a better time for organisations to benefit from learning to drive more efficiently. By driving smarter the average UK driver could save between £300 and £350 each year.

The Eco-Business Driving scheme can help businesses reduce their vehicle fuel and maintenance costs, as well as general wear and tear and collision rates through driver education and organisational support.

Participating businesses are assigned a specialist advisor who will develop a tailored Eco-Safe plan. This plan helps businesses to develop policies and practices to minimise costs and maximise safety whilst driving for work.

Mike Stanley, Senior Road Safety Officer, said “This is a great opportunity for businesses to work smarter and more efficiently as well as helping us to reduce the dangers on our road.”

Local businesses are being urged to find out more at a breakfast launch event on Wednesday 30 October 2013 from 08:30 to 11:00 at Holiday Inn, Rotherham-Sheffield, M1 Junction 33. Places can be booked at this free event by emailing the Inmotion! team on  

The Inmotion! scheme can also help local businesses to benefit from cycle to work schemes, electric car schemes, walk to work advice and even providing free bus travel for up to a month for employees that usually drive.

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