Whoever said that car enthusiasts canâ€™t contribute to saving the environment must not have met celebrity commentator Murray Walker â€“ or Sir Walker to us commoners, since he is one of those distinguished gentlemen who have received the Order of the British Empire. It seems that this well-loved F1 Formula Racing commentator has recently launched â€œEco-Drivers Wantedâ€, a campaign launched in conjunction with the Energy Savings Trust in the United Kingdom, urges education for motorists in managing fuel efficiently while at the same time helping the environment by reducing CO2 emissions, particularly along the convoluted highway system in Scotland known as the Central Belt.
â€œEco-driving has win-win results. You save money on fuel and help the environment. In today’s changing climate we need to think about saving energy in everything we do. Eco-driving is easy, you don’t need to buy gadgets or modify your car. Just put the eco-driving tips in practice every time you use your car and make them part of your driving routine,â€ says Walker, whose distinctive style has resulted in what his listeners call â€˜Walkerismsâ€™ or â€˜Murrayismsâ€™.
As Ian Murdoch, who handles the Energy Savings Trust in Ireland, says, â€œ”If every driver in Scotland followed our guidance, the country would save 640,000 tonnes of carbon emissions every year.â€