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It might not be obvious, but it’s true: DriversEd.com is green. How can a driving school can be green? Well, we know that driving can be a necessity, but we also care about the preserving the planet we live on. That’s why we provide environmentally friendly drivers ed courses . We reduce waste wherever and whenever possible. We teach and encourage people to be safe, responsible, and conscientious drivers and car owners.
Here are some of the ways we strive to reduce our impact on the environment.
1. Our courses are paperless.
Did you know that 4 billion trees are cut down every year to produce paper? DriversEd.com’s online courses are entirely paper-free: no textbooks, no worksheets. And in Texas, we’ve switched to using electronic contracts, so that’s even more paper saved.
The only paper you’ll get from us is your Certificate of Completion once you pass your course. And for some courses, we’ll even send that electronically as well. Go paperless with us!
2. Our online courses mean less gas consumption.
With our online drivers education and traffic school courses, you don’t have to commute back and forth from class. Instead, you can stay right where you are log in any time, on any device. Just think of how much less gas you’ll burn–not to mention how much time and money you’ll save!
3. Our in-car training vehicles are fuel efficient.
We use BMW Mini Coopers and Countryman cars for all our driving lessons . These training vehicles get great fuel economy (with great handling and precise steering, too!).
The Cooper gets 29 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. The Countryman, with 28 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway, is slightly less efficient but still gets excellent mileage for a typical SUV . So when you learn to drive with us, you can feel good about burning less gas.
4. We walk, ride bikes, and take public transportation to work.
Even though we all know how to drive, lots of us here at DriversEd.com choose other ways of getting to work.
Located in downtown Oakland, the DriversEd.com headquarters are easily accessible by public transit, bicycle, and foot. Our office even has an indoor bike rack for those of us who commute by bicycle (including yours truly).
Just because we can drive doesn’t mean we always do. And you don’t have to either! We hope that more people embrace public transportation, carpool when possible, and drive responsibly and efficiently. And for those who don’t drive yet, take an environmentally friendly drivers ed course with us!