Economic Driving instruction programmes

Last updated: 5 November 2017
In order to provide as accurate and useful information as possible, Finland concentrates its reporting efforts on the most essential and concrete policies and measures. Although this PAM serves / has served an important purpose, it is not considered one of them. Therefore the status of this PAM has been marked as "unknown €, and the description has not been updated. However, this PAM may still be in force and bring significant emissions reductions.
The "Drive Pure Profit - Save Energy and the Environment" programme is an educational package used in driving schools in Finland. It provides theoretical and practical instructions in energy efficient driving methods. An evaluation was completed among the 850 driving teachers involved in the project and 90% thought that the material worked well. The fuel savings for cars owned by driving schools vary in the range of 6 to 12%. The "EcoDriving" materials have been increasingly integrated into the general driving instruction that is given in Finland. Energy and environmental matters pertaining to EcoDriving are included in stages I and II of the training provided by driving schools. For drivers already carrying a driving licence an educational package for more efficient driving with less emissions has been developed. It is especially aimed at companies and organisations that have environmental programmes or are working to certify their operations according to the ISO 14001 standard. More than 200000 driving school students and over 3500 drivers who already have a driving licence have been trained in EcoDriving. EcoDriving reduces the average drivers fuel consumption by 1.3 litres per 100 km (12-16 %). The EcoDriving method can be tailored to several target groups. For example taxi-drivers and policemen have a tailor-made EcoDriving training modules.