Speeding drivers are costing fleets a fortune
12/06/1998 in NEWS
For every 10 miles travelled by the average 1.8-litre higher performance saloon fleet car at well over the speed limit, it increases its fuel bill by 21p. A 1.3-litre car squanders 20p over 10 miles. Heavy braking for slower traffic and then steadily accelerating back over the speed limit adds to the drain on fuel, costing fleets hundreds of pounds.
'These figures will make many fleet managers realise that hefty fuel costs may in part be caused by their employees' driving behaviour,' said Combs. 'For instance, a fleet of 1,000 cars could save up to a quarter of a million pounds for the business if all the drivers stayed within national speed limits.'