As EcoDrivingUSA prepares to celebrate its first anniversary, the national movement aimed at encouraging drivers to adopt the most fuel-efficient practices when behind the wheel has just received a major boost from the chief executives of 10 additional states/territories, including Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Added to the original eight signatories from California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Michigan, Oklahoma and Utah, it means that the leaders of over one third of all U.S. states and territories are now are calling for their residents to adopt various simple-yet-effective mileage-maxing techniques developed by EcoDriving that are aimed at helping the average motorist boost their vehicle's fuel economy by 15 percent and significantly lower CO2 emissions. A list of tips and more detailed information on the program can be found at www.EcoDrivingUSA.com.
In commenting on this latest wave of support, Dave McCurdy, president and CEO of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers that represents 11 major automakers noted: "The endorsement of EcoDriving by these governors shows that EcoDriving stretches beyond state and party lines. Their support for the program will go a long way in engaging the citizens of these states to become green drivers. Their leadership and commitment is part of the comprehensive solution to enhance energy security and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We can all have a role in this effort."
According to statistics compiled by EcoDrivingUSA, if just half of all drivers in the U.S. embraced EcoDriving practices we'd be able to reduce CO2 emissions by roughly 100 million tons per year. Universal adoption of these practices would be equivalent to 450 million road miles without generating any CO2 emissions at all.