Thursday 27th December 2007
Be Wiser Insurance

Drivers who take steps to reduce their impact on the environment by following the government's smarter driving tips can save money on fuel and car insurance.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a new campaign designed to encourage drivers to choose more environmentally-friendly vehicles.

This will not only allow them to play their part in the fight against climate change but it will also help them to secure cheaper car insurance premiums.

The ACT ON CO2 campaign also issues guidance on how to cut CO2 emissions by reducing fuel consumption which could save drivers money on petrol.

It includes tips such as making sure tyres are fully inflated, avoiding unnecessary engine revving and de-cluttering vehicles to get rid of excess weight, all of which can cut the amount of fuel used by the engine.

According to the DfT, if all drivers buying a new vehicle in 2008 chose the most fuel-efficient model in its class, CO2 emissions from cars could be cut by around eight per cent.

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