STAFF at West Cheshire NHS Trust are among those pledging to improve their driving style in a bid to reduce fuel consumption.
A total of 40 Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) staff are being taught by an advanced instructor on how to save fuel consumption when driving to work and as part of their job.
CWP environment officer, Jeannie Metcalfe-Hall, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for CWP to reduce its carbon footprint – Trust cars cover such a vast area it is important to try and cut back on harmful emissions wherever possible.
“The training was available to all employees that drive, as well as to those who drive around Trust sites on a daily basis.”
EST Smarter Driving tutor Bob Saynor said: “Smarter driving can also lower accident rates. Our experience tells us that one-to-one tuition is by far the most effective way to learn and we had a really positive response – especially when they realised how much money they could be saving on fuel.”
On average, smarter drivers reduce their fuel consumption by around 15%.
For a typical car in the UK, this equates to annual savings of more than £250 and more than half a tonne of CO2.