Fuel Efficient Driving Lessons

January 30, 2018 all-day
Gardener's Cottage

Did you know you can save money on fuel costs just by learning to drive smarter?

And do you know that Transition is working together with Energy Saving Trust and Transport Scotland in organising a FuelGood driver training sessions in Heriot-Watt University?


The FuelGood training sessions are running on the 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th of January. There will be 6 training slots available on each day.


Book your session in advance through our Doodle poll. If you cannot see a suitable time please get in touch to see if we can arrange an alternative (email info@transition.hw.ac.uk).

See further details regarding what to expect and bring below.

Why take part in FuelGood driver training?

Driver training delivers a number of benefits and it is also currently fully funded by Transport Scotland.

Here are some of the benefits:

  • Based on 8,700 miles per year, typical annual savings of up to £210 per car driver (more for van drivers) should all the tips given in the training be followed.
  • Reduced wear and tear on tyres, brakes and clutches.
  • Reduced carbon footprint.
  • Fewer accidents – FuelGood encourages drivers to anticipate the road ahead, reducing the likelihood of accidents.

How do I book my training?

Book your session in advance through our Doodle poll, or alternatively email info@transition.hw.ac.uk to reserve you spot.

All drivers taking part on FuelGood training must:

  • Hold a full valid driving licence, which they must produce on the day of the training.
  • Be a regular driver. You will be less likely to benefit from this training if you are rusty or an infrequent driver.
  • Arrive 5 minutes at the meeting point (Gardener’s Cottage) before their allocated training session starts
  • Sign a disclaimer/insurance agreement before allowed to drive in the trainer’s vehicle.

Important disclaimers from Transport Scotland:

  • The participants must not:
    • Have been disqualified in the last three years
    • Have had no motoring or other convictions in the last three years
    • Have any prosecution or police inquiry pending
    • Had a motor insurance proposal declined or renewal refused
    • Hold a provisional licence
    • Have more than 6 point on their licence
  • The trainers may refuse to run the training session if a participant comes across unsafe to train, behaves irrationally and could be a potential danger to others.
  • If participants cannot meet these requirements they will not able to drive.

What happens in a session?

Dugie Campbell, an approved FuelGood driving instructor will come with the car, insurance and meets the participants at the Gardener’s Cottage. Each participant is collected and returned to your premises after a 50-minute training session.

What do previous FuelGood participants think?

  • 92 per cent of drivers trained would recommend FuelGood training to others
  • 85 per cent of drivers trained said FuelGood training has changed the way they drive

Over 350 organisations have participated in the Energy Saving Trust’s driver training programme including FTSE 100 companies Carillion and Mitie, as well as 28 Scottish Local Authorities, eight NHS Trusts and 16 universities and colleges.