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New year’s resolutions for safer, more sustainable driving

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We’re already a few weeks into 2022, so it’s time for the inevitable question: how are your new year’s resolutions going? Whether you’ve lost some along the way or are completely on track, you can always pick up some new ones – especially when they’re important for you, others and our planet.
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LeasePlan has identified five areas where we can all make improvements to our driving – each with handy ideas for resolutions we can make to keep our journeys safe, peaceful and sustainable. Which habits will you adopt in 2022?

Be a distraction-free driver

When driving, a single second of inattention can have major consequences, so be sure to minimise opportunities for distraction. Let people know you’ll be unavailable before you start your journey, and if you do need to use your phone while you’re on the road, find a safe place to park first. So, to recap …

Be a car-care expert

We rely on our vehicles to get around, so we need to take good care of them! You don’t need to be a qualified mechanic – LeasePlan can look after that for you – but make sure you can at least identify when your car isn’t safe to drive, and take preventative measures to keep things running smoothly. Above all …

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Be a peaceful driver

Driving is safer, less stressful experience when we keep things in perspective, set a good example for others and look out for those around us. You can even find ways to use your commute productively! LeasePlan’s advice is to …

Be a safe driver

Safety is paramount, and it comes from knowledge, experience and attention. But comfort also plays a role: the more comfortable you are, the less distracted you’ll be. Take sufficient breaks for hydration and stretching, especially on a long road trip. To stay safe on the road, make sure to…

Be a sustainable driver

Historically, driving has been a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and the overconsumption of resources. Today, with smarter choices about what and how we drive, we can all do our bit to protect the world around us. Here are some handy ‘eco-tips’…

Changes like these, both big and small, all add up – so choose a few new resolutions from this list for the new year and beyond (even if you’ve already given up learning a new language …).

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LeasePlan’s SafePlan

Of course, LeasePlan is here to support you. We’re serious about making our fleet the safest in the industry, accelerating change by calling for low-speed communities and working towards zero road-traffic accidents across our fleet by 2030. What’s more, our SafePlan Zero strategy includes content, tools, guidelines and reports on the three main safety areas: drivers, vehicles and fleet management.

Join us on our journey to zero by learning more about what companies can do to make their fleets safer.

Published at 17 March 2022
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17 March 2022
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