Better driving

  
Greener driving - save money and reduce your C02 emissions

 

Buying a car

Visit the DirectGov website for advice on buying a more fuel efficient car, or one which uses greener fuels.

 

Driving your car

Visit the DirectGov website for tips on how to maintain or drive your car so that you use less fuel and save money.

 

Smarter driving training courses

Smarter driving courses are available to help you learn good techniques for driving your car more efficiently. Courses combines theory and on-road training to improve your safety and awareness skills, as well as tips and advice to improve fuel consumption.

 

Workplaces can book smarter driving courses for their employees at a subsidised rate through the Energy Savings Trust. Find out more.

 

Shropshire Council can offer advice on where to find suitable courses. For more information contact: road.safety@shropshire.gov.uk or 01743 254960.

 

Plan your journey

Avoid wasting fuel by getting lost or having to take detours for road works or closures. Plan your route in advance using an online journey planner like AA route planner.

 

Drive less

Consider whether you need to make your journey by car. Alternatives such as cycling or park and ride are often quicker and more convenient options, particularly when travelling around town.

 

If driving is your only option, think about saving money by finding someone to car share with.

 

Car clubs

Pay as you go cars are now available in Shrewsbury, Bishop's Castle and Ludlow. Join Co-Wheels Shropshire to access these cars which allow you to drive when you need to with out the additional costs of owning a car. Find out more.

 

Safer driving - be more considerate of other road users

 

Driving around cyclists and motorcycles

Visit the Institute of Advanced Motoring (IAM) website for some useful tips on sharing the road with other motorists safely and considerately.

 

There are a number of different courses and tests available to help you to improve your driving skills including:

 

Motorcycle safety

Visit the road safety webpages for information on riding your motorcycle safely. 

 

SAPAR, the RoSPA motorcycle group for Shropshire, Powys and surrounding areas offer free advanced
motorcycle tutoring to help you to improve your motorcycle skills. Find out more.

 

Seasonal driving safety tips

Visit the IAM website for advice on driving in the winter/summer.