women-drive-greenSix in ten men would drive less in order to reduce their motoring costs, but less than half of women would be prepared to do the same, according to a poll of British drivers carried out by the Environmental Transport Association (ETA).

The same survey revealed that 45 per cent of men would drive more slowly to use less fuel, but only 37 per cent of women would curb their speed to save money in this way.

However, women are 23 per cent more likely to combine car journeys to reduce their overall mileage; so-called ‘travel blending’ of this kind is one of the most effective ways to reduce the environmental impact of driving.

The research has been published to coincide with Green Transport Week in the UK, which runs from June 13 – 20.

Director at the ETA, Andrew Davis, said: “Since women do fewer miles and are far more likely to keep to the speed limit than men, arguably they are the greener drivers, but everyone can enjoy financial and environmental benefits by occasionally leaving the car at home.”

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