Fuel Efficient Driver Sessions set to take place in Inverurie in June

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A FUEL Efficient Driver Day (FED) is to be held in Inveurie’s Burn Lane on Saturday, June 16 between 9am and 4pm.

The Fuel Efficient Driver training sessions, which are being run by The Energy Saving Trust, typically cost £40, but for a limited time the sessions are discounted and available for just £12 per person. Drivers will receive a 50-minute session from a highly experienced Approved Driving Instructor.

According to the Energy Saving Trust, putting simple fuel efficient driving tips into practice could slash motorists’ fuel bills. They say that by following Fuel Efficient Driving techniques drivers could save around 15 per cent on their fuel bill in a period of one year. With the average annual cost of filling up your fuel tank standing at about £1800 in the UK, this represents a massive £300 saving for drivers.

As well as saving money and fuel, fuel efficient driving will help you to drive safely and reduce wear and tear on components like tyres, clutch and gearbox.

The Inverurie FED day is part of a series of events organised taking place across Scotland and is aimed at encouraging motorists to save money and cut their carbon dioxide emissions.

Energy Saving Trust transport manager Ian Murdoch said: “Fuel Efficient Driving not only leaves you with more cash in your pocket but also a smaller carbon footprint.

“I would urge anyone to give us a ring and we can book you onto a Fuel Efficient Driver training session. It’s amazing how people can save fuel and money by adopting a slightly different driving technique.

“Anyone interested in saving money should snap up these sessions as soon as they can, while stocks last. Other benefits of Fuel Efficient Driving include reduced wear and tear on the car and drivers learn to anticipate road and traffic conditions further ahead reducing the chance of accidents.”

Anyone interested in taking up a session can contact their local Energy Saving Scotland advice centre on 0800 512 012 to book. Places are limited, so booking in advance is essential.