Three of every four car rides in Iceland are less than 3 kilometers. Driving less should be everyone’s goal. Use the bicycle for longer rides. Urge your children to ride their bikes to school. Buying the whole family a pair of rollerblades and/or bicycles is a great idea to stop using the car for those short rides. Talk to other parents to organize carpools. Take the bus when it is possible. Avoid driving in heavy traffic. Use the internet for shopping and banking.

Seminars in eco driving are not expensive and soon pay for themselves in savings. The car‘s fuel consumption will drop about 6-15%. Mostly at first but then a bit less. Those who are always conscious about their driving are saving 15% while those that attend the seminar and then lapse every now and then save about 6%. A car that consumes 10 liters per 100 kilometers and is driven 15,000 kilometers over the year therefore consumes 1,500 liters every year. A 15% savings is therefore equal to 225 liters.

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Landvernd, The Icelandic Environment Association, organizes courses where eco-driving will be tought with the help of eco-driving simulators this autum

The photo is of one of Ómar Ragnarsson's little cars. Photo: Guðrún Tryggvadóttir.
July 17, 2008
Ingibjörg Elsa Björnsdóttir „Vistakstur“, Náttú July 17, 2008 URL: [Skoðað:Jan. 28, 2023]
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skrifað: March 27, 2007
breytt: Oct. 2, 2008