Portsmouth businesses can sign up for free eco-driving courses

BUSINESSES can take advantage of free eco-driving training courses.

Sunday, 19th August 2018, 5:15 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 3:20 am

The Blue Lamp Trust has teamed up with Portsmouth City Council to offer the courses to firms in the PO1 to PO6 postcode areas.

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The training is designed to help businesses save money and cut incidents while improving  air quality. Eco-safe driving contributes to reduced fuel consumption, cuts greenhouse gas emission and wear and tear on vehicles.

Jim Bettley, general manager of the Blue Lamp Trust, said: '˜The benefits of eco-driving are huge, with a saving in fuel usage of around 10 to 15 per cent. For the average UK driver, this would equate to a saving of around £300 to £400 per year.' 

The hour-long practical driving course, which starts in September, is suitable for all drivers. Email [email protected]