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Exclusive eco-business driving event

 

01 October 2014

 

Inmotion!, working with Sheffield City Council’s Road Safety Section, is offering South Yorkshire businesses and organisations free driver education.

To take advantage of this offer businesses within South Yorkshire are being invited to a free event on Friday 24 October 2014 at Holiday Inn Rotherham-Sheffield M1, from 8:30am to 10:30am.

Places can be booked by contacting Eco-Business Driving on 0114 360 0484 or by email to the Inmotion! team – travel@inmotion.co.uk.

The free driver education on offer is a Government-backed initiative which is aimed at improving driver safety, improving company compliance, reducing collision rates, and helping to save money whilst helping the local environment.

Participating businesses are assigned a specialist advisor who will work with them to develop a tailored Eco-Safe plan. The plans help businesses to improve their policies and practices, to minimise costs and maximise safety whilst driving for work.

Drivers receive a three hour training course to develop their ability to drive safely whilst minimising the environmental impacts of vehicle use and improving their fuel consumption.

Since launching in October 2013, over 2,000 drivers from South Yorkshire businesses have signed up to the scheme.

Amey Ltd joined the Eco-Business Driving Scheme, putting 65 employees forward for the driver education programme focused on driving safely while reducing emissions and fuel consumption.

Graeme Symonds, Account Director, said: “This scheme allows us to train and educate our employees to ensure they are driving in a fuel efficient and effective way. We’re actually seeing somewhere between a 10%-15% reduction in fuel usage and we are reducing our carbon footprint.”

Lee Blake M.I.L.T, Transport & Depot Manager, Berneslai Homes, said: “The feedback from attendees has been excellent. Without exception, our drivers rated the training highly.

“Many were amazed at the simple steps they could take to not only improve vehicle fuel consumption, but also make them better, safer drivers – both driving company vehicles, and their own cars.

“I would recommend the training to any organisation serious about improving their fuel efficiency and driver behaviour. Don’t be cynical about “free” training like I was at first – this really does deliver.”

For more information about the Inmotion! programme visit inmotion.co.uk.