Black Box Policy: How do I improve my acceleration score?

When it comes to accelerating, easy does it! It’s widely accepted that many accidents are a result of dangerous or risky driving manoeuvres, and driving aggressively.

You can help to improve your acceleration score by accelerating gently and driving smoothly. This could save you money by improving your score, and you’ll use less fuel too.

When you need to stop or slow down, decelerate smoothly to allow yourself more time to think about what’s coming up on the road ahead.

You can also change gear earlier: try changing up at an engine speed of around 2,000 rpm in a diesel car or around 2,500 rpm in a petrol car. This will help you think about your speed and also cut your fuel bill.


Why not watch our helpful video on improving your acceleration score?


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