Our driving habits Beyond influencing road safety, they affect aspects such as fuel consumption, the mechanics of the vehicle or even the emissions and particles that are expelled into the air. Although it seems that the only solution to these phenomena is to make the leap to electric automotive, there is another possible answer: to change the attitude at the controls of the car towards sustainable or ecological driving.
Eco driving aims to reduce fuel consumption and contribute to sustainable mobility. The Directorate-General for Traffic points out that eco-driving can save fuel from 10 to 25% and reduce CO2 emissions by 15%. It also improves comfort and driving safety: peace of mind behind the wheel and anticipation reduce risk and the severity of the accidents.
To make the leap towards sustainable driving, from Treatment of Recycled Tires (a system that brings together several companies in the sector) offer a decalogue of tips to change the way of driving and contribute to an improvement in road safety and the environment:
- Drive calmly, Drive without braking or accelerating and adjust your speed to the posted limits or to existing traffic.
- Check your tire pressure monthly:An incorrect tire pressure, in addition to being dangerous, increases fuel consumption by up to 10% and shortens its useful life.
- The correct balance of the tires and its steering improves driving safety and prolongs its service life.
- Maintain and monitor the good condition of the valves and the caps of the tire, are responsible for preserving their tightness and correct pressure.
- Ride in higher gears and at low revs for lower fuel consumption. Remember that the first works as a procedure between the stationary and moving vehicle, so use it as little as possible.
- In the city it is advisable to keep the windows open if you want to cool the cabin, but on the road it is better to keep them closed and with the air conditioning on. Air resistance will be lower and we will use less fuel.
- In areas of deteriorated asphalt, drive at a moderate speed, thus you prevent bumps and tire damage.
- Overloading the vehicle it causes further deterioration of the tires and increases fuel consumption. Keep an eye on the trunk load.
- Avoid hitting the tires against curbs, pivots, stones, potholes, sharp objects …
- Exchanging tires Between 10,000 or 15,000 km you increase its useful life, increase your safety and pollute less.