Residents urged to book a fuel efficient drive

Peterhead residents are being urged to book a Fuel Efficient Driver (FED) session which could slash up to £300 per year off their motoring fuel bills.

The Energy Saving Trust is running an instructor-led FED day at Peterhead Community Centre, between 9am and 4pm) on Tuesday, March 27.

Fuel Efficient Driver training sessions typically cost £40, but for just £12 until the end of March, drivers get a 50-minute session from a highly experienced Approved Driving Instructor.

Budding fuel efficient drivers can contact their local Energy Saving Scotland advice centre on 0800 512 012 to book a session. Sessions must be booked in advance and places are limited.

The Peterhead FED day is part of a series of events organised by the Energy Saving Trust and taking place across Scotland 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.”

Mr Murdoch added: “Anyone interested in saving money should snap up these sessions as soon as they can, while stocks last.”

According to the Energy Saving Trust, by following Fuel Efficient Driving techniques motorists could save around 15 percent per year on fuel.

And with the average annual cost of filling up your fuel tank in the UK standing at £1800 this represents a massive £300 saving for Peterhead drivers.