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5 Tops Tips to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

November 2, 2010

5 Tips to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint!!

Burning fossil fuels known to be one of the most threatening factors to our global warming disaster because when we burn fossil fuels we create greenhouse gases. We produce these troublesome gases every time we start our car engine because fossil fuels are fuels made of organic matter such as coal, or oil (where petrol is made from) and when fossil fuels are burned they give off the green house gas known as CO2 (carbon dioxide.)

So now you know why cars are so bad for our environment, all you need to know now is how you can help reduce your greenhouse gases. Luckily for you I have 5 top tips to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that come from your motor!

1. Lift Share. For most of us driving is an essential part of our lives and we need the ability to drive our cars for work, school, visiting relatives or just daily jobs. However find someone who is going your direction to work etc. and organise a lift share, so you alternate who drives. Or alternatively if you are a parent organise with other parents a school pick-up routine so you alternate who picks up the children each day.  Also next time you are going to a grocery store, offer your neighbour a lift, that way you’ll be building community spirit as well as saving petrol! Tip: Parking your car can be difficult and expensive in Bournemouth, so take it in turns to drive and the passenger can pay for car park!

2. Change your car. Of course the one of the ultimate economy saving car would be the hybrid but these can be costly so why don’t you try looking closer to home. A lot of people are driving cars around with very high litre engines that are unnecessary to there lifestyles. Instead opt for a much better fuel efficient car with a lower litre engine. This will save your petrol as well as putting you in a lower tax bracket, so you will save on tax too!

3. Shop once a week. Instead of continuously popping to the supermarket make it a once a week trip if possible. Keep an ongoing list so you remember everything when you go or even better order you’re shopping online!

4. Use Public Transport. Unfortunately our society doesn’t gift us with the highest quality public transport. However if you are going on a long journey to London etc. there are some great coach and train companies which offer convenient, frequent times and they will save your petrol and the very difficult task of parking! Tip: Look out for the Yellow Buses around Bournemouth!

5. Walk or ride. If your local shops are only a short distance away why don’t you walk or ride. Make sure you bring a rucksack, for all shopping but this way you will be saving petrol and getting some exercise! Tip: Take a detour on your normal route and try walking or riding along the beautiful beaches of Bournemouth!

This article is bought to you on behlaf of Yes! Driving School – an independent driving school, based in Bournemouth and Poole.


Last Minute Lessons!

October 30, 2010

We are the only driving school offering Last Minute Lessons in Dorset! Sign up for this option and receive a text/phone call every-time a pupil has canceled a lesson at short notice. This can be anything between 48 hrs and a few minutes before the lesson.

This is a great way to learn to drive on a budget, depending on how flexible you are!

You can get last minute lessons for as little as £11 per hour for manual driving. You can sign up for last minute driving lessons in Bournemouth, Poole, Wimborne and the surrounding area.

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Bournemouth Driving School

October 29, 2010

You can learn to drive in with YES! Driving School Bournemouth! Our reliable, patient and friendly instructors cover all areas of Bournemouth, including Winton, Charminster, Boscombe, Southbourne, Meyrick Park, Talbot Woods, Branksome, Queens Park, Kinson, Wallisdown and the surrounding area. With YES! you can have your driving lessons in Bournemouth with peace of mind knowing you are with a fully qualified, DSA approved & DIA registered driving instructor. We welcome anxious and nervous pupils and our experienced instructors will transform you overtime into a safe and confident driver!

How do I book my driving lesson in Bournemouth?

To book your driving course, please contact us by visiting the Contact page. Here you can use the contact form to email us, or give us a call to talk to one of our friendly Bournemouth Driving Instructors on 078 6225 9400

How much will a Driving Course in Bournemouth cost?

Your YES! Driving School standard rate lessons start from as little as £18.90/hour! You can visit the Prices page to get more information on pricing, depending on the type of driving lesson you require. Our instructors will be happy to pick you up from home, school, work or any other place convenient for you.

About Bournemouth

Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town in the county of Dorset, England. The town has a population of 163,444 according to the 2001 Census, making it the largest settlement in Dorset, between Southampton and Plymouth. With Poole, Wimborne, Ferndown and Christchurch it forms the South East Dorset conurbation, which has a total population of approximately 400,000. This also makes Bournemouth and its surroundings the most versatile and exciting place to learn driving in the county of Dorset.

Bournemouth’s location on the south coast of England has made it a popular destination for tourists. The town is a regional centre of business, home of the Bournemouth International Centre and financial companies that include Liverpool Victoria and PruHealth.

In a 2007 survey by First Direct Bank, Bournemouth was found to be the happiest place in Britain with 82% of people questioned saying they were happy with their life. Make it even happier by learning to drive with YES! Driving School :)!

Why should you take the Pass Plus Course?

October 29, 2010

Pass Plus is an additional course offered by driving instructors for qualified drivers to expand their knowledge and driving ability. It helps newly qualified drivers deal with situations not covered in lessons or driving test, such as country driving, motorways, bad weather and driving at night. The pass plus course will cover 6 modules and last at least 6 hours in total.

The modules are as follows: –

  • in town
  • in all weathers
  • on rural roads
  • at night
  • on dual carriageways
  • on motorways

Not only does pass plus improve your driving ability, it also allow drivers to progress to take the advanced driving test which furthers the drivers skills and opens up further financial benefits.

The last and probably the most important benefit of pass plus for most would be using it to get a discount on insurance! This is a great help for new drivers when their insurance is very high to begin with.

Recently in the news, the government are calling for more to be done to reduce the amount of accidents of newly passed drivers, pass plus is the way to go. At Yes! Driving School, you can complete your pass plus course for as little as £129.00 for manual driving lessons! We can provide this course as well as normal driving lessons in Bournemouth, Poole and the surrounding area!