Motorists across the United Kingdom (UK) should realise that driving isn’t environmentally friendly. On the average, a car that travels around 12,100 miles per year is producing carbon dioxide at 3.51 tonnes. Cars have produced around 50 % of Britain’s overall carbon monoxide emission which affects the quality of the air that people breathe. Therefore, it’s highly imperative for us to get our driving greener.
So, here’s how to limit the impact of your driving lessons Liverpool to our environment:
(1.) Switch off the engine of your car when you’re not moving or stationary for more than two minutes. It definitely saves fuel. Never let your idle hours consume more fuels by staying inside your tinted car with your loved one in a parking bay with its aircon, car stereo and engine on. This will waste a lot of fuel. Thus, it will have more emission of pollutants. You may be more friendly to your loved one inside your car but unfriendly to the environment.
(2.) Control your speed only up to 50 miles per hour (mph). Be aware that to drive at 70 mph could cost up to 25 % more in fuel consumption compared to 50 mph.
(3.) Share the journeys of your car. Remember that the average car in Britain has 1.2 passengers in capacity. So, if two motorists have shared their car journeys, they can reduce their contribution to overall pollution by 60 %.
(4.) Don’t often take the car ride. A study showed that 80 % of journeys in the UK are under the distance of five miles and 33 % are under one mile. These two distances mentioned could easily be travelled by bicycle or by walking which couldn’t only save fuel but maintain a healthy body.
(5.) Make sure that you have the correct pressure of your tyres. Because when you drive your car with under-inflated tyres, you increase your fuel consumption by one per cent.
(6.) Think that the more fuel you’re using, the more contribution you’re doing to air pollution. Remember that a car with more efficient fuel consumption is more environmentally friendly because it only has lower emissions compared to larger car.
(7.) Consider using diesel engines or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or compressed natural gas (CNG). These alternative fuels have lower CO2 emissions compared to standard petrol cars.
(8.) Consider using or driving a hybrid car. This type of vehicle has a combination of conventional engine, electric motor and battery. It offers a much reduced CO2 emission and very minimal fuel consumption. It is characterised with potentially lower emission of all pollutants that a car could give off to the environment.
(9.) Whilst petrol and diesel cars couldn’t be considered environmentally friendly, diesel vehicles are less damaging to the environment because they have lower CO2 emissions.
(10.) Keep your vehicle well-maintained. Because when you maintain your car well and it’s often been in tip top condition, this will improve its performance and reduce fuel consumption. And if your fuel consumption is reduced it also minimised emissions of pollutants. Then you’re keeping well your driving lessons Liverpool to be environmentally friendly.