An ECOlogical driving test was launched on 1st September 2009. The test is designed to assess the driver’s fuel economy and accident avoidance skills.
This new test is set to become a vocational test and is being closely watched by Whitehall.
The voluntary 90-minute test provides a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC). Drivers will pass if they demonstrate a high level of safe, defensive and environmentally friendly driving. The Eco-Advanced Driving Test costs £160 and will test drivers on most types of road situation.
Drivers who are successful could benefit from:
- fuel consumption savings up to 15% below the vehicle’s official average
- reduced risk of incidents and reduced vehicle wear and tear by up to 60%
- maximum vehicle insurance discounts