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EDI Drives Green

At EDI, in 2009, we have initiated a drive towards a greener tomorrow. And you don’t have to do big things to make this happen! All it takes are simple day to day activities, which if done consistently can keep the world green for a long time to come. Like these easy Drive Green tips to follow when using your vehicle:

  • Service your car regularly.
  • Change engine oil, air filters, fuel filters, and spark plugs when warranted.
  • Check tyre pressure and prevent fuel wastage and chances of accidents.
  • Drive at a steady speed
  • Switch off the a/c in slow traffic and attend to a/c repairs immediately.
  • Sharpen your powers of observation, anticipation and planning.
  • Not all driving license can be transferred to a UAE license automatically so check with www.dubai.ae for full details before purchasing your new car.
  • Plan your trips to bypass congested routes and increase fuel efficiency.
  • Use your car less. Try public transport, carpooling, cycling or walking.
  • Combine few small trips together.
  • Cap the petrol tank tightly and avoid ‘topping off’ when fueling.
  • Use environment –friendly fuel. Or better, switch to a hybrid or fuel-efficient green car.

Start practicing the above today and discover how YOU can save our planet!

Motorbike Safety Tips

We all know that riding a motorbike is fun! But don't let the joy of riding overshadow the risks.
Here are some vital tips for safety on motorbikes:

  • Mirrors: It should be clean, and must be adjusted so that you can see about half of the lane behind you and as much as possible of the lane beside you. Never make these adjustments while moving.
  • Tyres: Check that your tyres are properly inflated, and look for signs of wear and tear such as nicks, cuts and bulges, as well as worn-out tyre treads.
  • Helmet and goggles: Wear a helmet that has a visor or separate goggles. It should sit snugly without slipping, and should be fastened at the chin.
  • Clothing and gloves: Leather clothing is best for driving, but in the heat, denim jackets and long pants are more practical. Gloves and padded clothes made especially for motorcyclists are a good idea. Wear bright colours such as red, orange or yellow for maximum visibility to other motorists.
  • Footwear: Shoes that fit loosely or have laces might get trapped in the motorcycle’s controls. Heavy nylon boots are best, with hard soles and an emphasized tread pattern.
  • Skids: Skids are caused when you turn too sharply, brake too hard or accelerate too fast. Do not panic. When your rear wheel skids slightly, you can correct it by steering in the direction of the skid and gently releasing the brake.
  • Riding in poor weather: Avoid riding in bad weather. Exercise extra caution when there is rain, hail, strong winds, dust or fog.
  • Maintaining a safety cushion: Never stay beside other vehicles while riding as they may suddenly move into your lane and collide with you. Always keep your distance. Following someone closely could result in a crash. Avoid stopping abruptly and being hit from behind.

TIP : Drive in a position that does not allow other vehicles to take up the space beside you. When riding behind another vehicle, stay out of its blind spot and well behind the vehicle.

Teens Behind The Wheel

A few helpful tips for teens to follow when driving:

  • Always wear your seat belt and make sure all passengers buckle up, too.
  • Adjust your car seat’s headrest to a height behind your head and not your neck to minimize whiplash in case you’re in an accident.
  • Obey the speed limits, Going too fast gives you less time to stop or react.
  • Use light signals to indicate your intention to turn or to change lanes.
  • When light turns green, make sure intersection clears before you go.
  • Driving a car full of noisy, excited teenage friends can be very taxing and spells danger.
  • Make sure your car has gas, accurate tyre pressure, clean air and fuel filters.
  • Always observe the OAP Map- Observe Anticipate and Plan your drive.
  • Never use your cellular phones while driving.
  • Avoid 3D- Danger, Drinks, Drugs and Driving at the same time


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