Oregon Driver's Manual May Include 'Green' Driving Tips

The tips include: not exceeding the speed limit, not accelerating too rapidly, not idling for more than a minute, using cruise control if you have it and keeping the vehicle well-maintained.

Published: 04-Jun-2007

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon driver's manual may be going a bit beyond the basics of signaling and parallel parking soon.

The 113-page manual is filled with tips for driving safely and now has tips for going "green." A bill to make fuel-efficient driving techniques part of the Oregon driver's test cleared the Legislature on Friday, and Gov. Ted Kulongoski said through a spokesman that he will sign it into law.

House Bill 2704 adds 11 words to the Oregon driver's license law: "The test may include a question regarding fuel efficient driving techniques."

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