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Guidelines for National Eco-driving Initiatives

Guidelines for National Eco-driving Initiatives

Eco-driving facilitates the achievement of important objectives: improved traffic safety, reduced driving stress and greater comfort for drivers, smoother traffic flow and less congestion, lower fuel consumption and operating costs and lower carbon dioxide emissions and health risks. Eco-driving is a highly cost-effective measure contributing to greater energy efficiency and environmentally friendly and safer mobility and transport. One advantage of eco-driving is that it can also be practised on a voluntary basis and applied instantly by any driver without new equipment or devices.

The most important eco-driving recommendations are presented in THE PEP Guidelines on Eco-driving, which were developed within THE PEP Partnership on Eco-driving. Eco-driving should be established and mainstreamed as the smart and efficient driving style for all drivers, all vehicles and all traffic conditions.