UK motorists looking to improve their fuel economy should learn how to brake efficiently, it has been claimed.
Simon Elstow, driver training specialist at the Institute of Advanced Motorists' (IAM) Drive & Survive programme, expressed his belief that drivers should use their brakes less to save fuel.
"Braking is a skill that needs practice – do it properly and you'll improve fuel consumption and journey times," he said.
"If you prepare in time, and look further down the road, you can avoid stopping as often – for example, look ahead and plan to meet a gap in the traffic on a roundabout."
IAM Drive & Survive has released a number of tips to help Britons brake efficiently, such as avoiding braking on a corner which unbalances a car.
Drivers should also ensure that they do not underestimate their stopping distance, with cars travelling at 70mph taking 96m to reach a standstill.