Our most important priorities are sustainable driving and comfortable and safe driving for the passengers.
All the bus drivers of SEBE, pass the training of safe and sustainable driving, i.e. eco-driving training.
The goals of safe and sustainable driving are:
2. to increase travelling comfort and safety,
3. to reduce stress in traffic,
4. to decrease the danger of accidents,
Golden Rules of Eco-driving:
Drive in the green area of the tachometer
Lower fuel consumption, lower noise level and less exhaust gas can be achieved by driving with the lower rotational speed (1200-1600).
Do not exceed 1800 revolutions per minute in accelerating – higher rotation causes higher fuel consumption.
Change gears in time
Gears are chanced to higher gear as fast as possible - fuel consumption is higher with lower gears.
Observe the traffic
Traffic must be observed far ahead and acting should be according to it. Keep long distance in order to plan early manoeuvres and stops and avoid sudden manoeuvres and by this decline the possibilities of accidents. the rolling energy should be used at maximum level, breaking with the engine and with the retarder (i.e. transmission brake) lowers fuel consumption, is smoother and sustains the parts of the brakes.
Take the bends sustainably
Taking the bends should be planned early, bends should be taken with the highest possible gear enabling to pass it.
Check the pressure of the tyres regularly
The pressure of the tyres decreases normally 0,1 bar in each month. Lower level of the pressure from the permitted 0.1 bar increases the fuel consumption ca 1%. When the pressure of the tyres is below the standards prescribed by the factory, the noise level increases multiple times and tyres wear out substantially.
Do not let the engine work with no reason
Start driving as soon as the windows are clean from ice and fog, the engine warms up better during the drive. Remember that the exhaust gas of the engine pollutes the air around us when the engine is working on neutral.
How many eco-driving rules are you following?