POSITIVE EFFECTS OF ECO-DRIVING IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT - A CASE STUDY OF NOVI SAD

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Tatjana M. SAVKOVIĆ Valentina B. BASARIĆ Mladen JAMBROVIĆ Milica B. MILIČIĆ Đorđe M. BASARIĆ Vuk Z. BOGDANOVIĆ

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Eco-driving as a concept and program is a well-developed strategy adopted to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The paper presents the findings confirming the significance of driver education about eco-driving (through theoretical and practical training initiatives) with the aim of reducing the negative environmental impact of road transport.  During the study, the drivers were tested prior to and immediately after completing the theoretical and practical education on eco-training. According to the study findings, driver education resulted in approximately 11.71% reduction in fuel consumption and average CO2 emissions. These results, along with the findings of many other studies conducted around the world, show that driver education can result in very efficient and significant reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Therefore, it is necessary for the drivers to undergo periodical eco-driving training with specialized coaches and well-designed programs.

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SAVKOVIĆ, Tatjana M. et al. POSITIVE EFFECTS OF ECO-DRIVING IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT - A CASE STUDY OF NOVI SAD. Thermal Science, [S.l.], mar. 2017. ISSN 2334-7163. Available at: <http://thermal-science.tech/journal/index.php/thsci/article/view/2167>. Date accessed: 19 aug. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI150219160B.
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Received 2017-03-03
Accepted 2017-03-13
Published 2017-03-13

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