Benefits of EcoDriving – Part I

There’s no question that conscientious fuel-efficient driving leads to both environmental and economic sustainability. When you use less fuel your vehicle pollutes less, while you keep more of your hard earned money in your wallet.

There are other benefits as well.

While at the 2009 New York Auto Show, I had the good fortune to meet Stephanie Reaves, a professional race driver representing EcoDrivingUSA. Stephanie demonstrated some of the principles of EcoDriving while piloting a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI through afternoon traffic.

As she made her way up Manhattan’s West Side Highway, Stephanie shared an experience from last year’s LA Auto Show that illustrated a key benefit of EcoDriving.

Sometimes we lose sight of what’s most important in our hectic day-to-day lives. Giving up a minute or two of time isn’t a loss … it’s a blessing … if you look at your daily commute as the chance to reduce, rather than raise your blood pressure.

Saving gas is just the starting point. Driving conscientiously resets the clock. By driving in a cool and composed manner, you lose a tiny sliver of time, but you gain immense benefits.

Many thanks to:

Stephanie Reaves,,
The Pro Formance Group – Eco Driving Training

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