Top tips for greener driving

A leading driving school has offered a range of tips to motorists to help cut car pollution levels while staying behind the wheel.

Responding to the Government's attempts to persuade the public to use their cars less and public transport more, BSM published advice to motorists to do their bit for the environment.

The suggestions include keeping cars well maintained, avoiding carrying excess weight, switching off the engine in non-moving jams and avoiding excessive revving in low gears and keeping speeds consistent. Keith Cameron, the company's head of road safety policy, said: "A good driving technique can reduce fuel consumption by 25 per cent. A shift in attitude by motorists to how they drive and treat their car would not only produce greener drivers, but would also reduce accidents and help people save a lot of time and money."