THE price for the government sponsored Smarter Driving programme has been slashed from £25 per person to just £15.
Smarter Driving lets businesses put staff through skills tuition to coach them to drive more efficiently. By following this government sponsored advice from the Energy Saving Trust, this driving style can save on average up to £250 per person per year in fuel.
Even better, as part of the programme you get to drive either a BMW or a MINI.
BMW and MINI has partnered with the Energy Saving Trust to provide a fleet of cars to support the ‘Smarter Driving’ programme. “The BMW Group fleet promises to offer participants a dynamic and engaging experience allowing them to easily adopt a Smarter Driving style,” commented Steve Chater, corporate operations manager at BMW.
The minimum booking is for 24 drivers, based on three days of training. Each instructor can train eight people per day. There is no maximum number.
“The programme is available for all employees not just company drivers,” said Bob Saynor from the Energy Saving Trust. “We’ve seen some employers offer the training not just to reduce the company’s business car fuel costs and CO2 but also as a cost-effective employee benefit – helping staff to reduce the cost of their private mileage.”
If you have fewer than 24 employees, you can club together a variety of businesses in, say, your business park, to gather together the requisite number for the Smarter Driving driver training programme.
Further information from www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/smarterdriving