Up 2 Speed Ltd Driver Training

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DUE TO ILL HEALTH UNFORTUNATELY UPTWOSPEED LTD ARE NOT IN A POSITION TO DELIVER DRIVER EDUCATIONAL TRAINING. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL MY CUSTOMERS WHO I HAVE WORKED WITH OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS IN PROMOTING A SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE APPROACH TO ROAD SAFETY.

SAFE DRIVING FOR LIFE... DAVE

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  With the rising cost of fuel what can you do to improve the miles per gallon of your vehicle?

The basic rules to saving fuel are good anticipation and planning and how you use the controls and gears of your vehicle. Here are some basic driving tips that will not only save you fuel but will reduce wear and tear on other components of your vehicle.
 
     
  TYRE INFLATION   Check that your tyres are in good condition and correctly inflated. Check the pressure when the tyres are cold (before your journey). You may have to adjust the pressure depending on the number of passengers or type of load you carry in the vehicle. If most of your driving is on high speed roads you may have to adjust the pressure. Check your vehicle handbook.  
         
  UNNECESSARY LOADS   Remove ladder racks or roof boxes when not in use. These increase fuel consumption. Remove any unnecessary items from the boot. Extra weight increases fuel consumption.  
         
  SPEED   The faster you drive, the more fuel you burn. Reduce your speed and save fuel. At 60 M.P.H. you could save up to 9% of the fuel you burn when travelling at 70 M.P.H.  
         
  ANTICIPATION   Do not use the controls as on and off switches. Plan well ahead and anticipate the actions of other road users. Develop Acceleration Sense to control the speed of your vehicle. This will replace braking which is not always required. If you need to slow or stop extend the distance you would normally use to achieve this.  
         
  ACCELERATION SENSE   This is the ability to control the speed of the vehicle by accurate use of the accelerator when normal braking is not required. You can use this when approaching all hazards, in particular bends and built up areas. Consider a three stage approach to any hazard:
1. Off the Gas
2. Cover the brake
3. Brake if you need to do so
 
         
  USE OF GEARS   Gears are to make us ‘Go’ and not to make us ‘Slow’. Use Block Gear changes when changing up and down the gears. There is no need to use intermediate gears when slowing or stopping or accelerating in some circumstances. Do not use the gears to slow the vehicle. Use ‘Acceleration Sense’ followed by braking. The only exception is when travelling on a slippery road surface, in these conditions consider Sequential Gear changes.  
         
  STOPPING   If you are held up at a railway crossing or other temporary traffic situation consider turning your engine off. If you are at a standstill for more than a couple of minutes you will save fuel. Some vehicle are fitted with Start/Stop technology. Use this appropriately. Consider if your stop is short or long.  
         
  PARKING   Consider reversing into parking places and driveways. Reversing out of these is often more difficult and wastes fuel, especially if reversing uphill.  
         
  Try to implement some of these basic skills into your everyday driving. Look well ahead and get out off the gas as things develop. Develop your ‘Acceleration Sense’ and reduce the number of gear changes. Should you wish to learn the Advanced Police System of driving and fully develop these Eco Driving skills do not hesitate to contact us.  
     
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