What is the gas mileage? …that is the most common question these days, with fuel consumption taking priority over other features.

However, do we know how to drive ecologically? And how many of us know that ecological driving is also safer? Raising awareness about ecological driving is the main goal of Večernjak’s educational project “Drive ecologically – safely and economically!” which included an eco-driving competition for Večernji list readers.

Večernjak’s initiative was recognised by ORYX Assistance and by joining the project they contributed to raising public awareness of the importance of efficient energy use in transport and improved traffic safety.

The final competition was held on November 19 at the ORYX Safe Driving Centre where competitors were given a brief course in safe driving and the most important technique of all – maximum braking. They also learned about the ABS system and techniques to use in the most critical situations. Ecological and safe driving is also closely related to vehicle roadworthiness and individual driving skills. The winner was Darko Štamf, Damir Mušec came in second and Mate Škaro finished in third place, and they all won ORYX Assistance roadside assistance membership.