What is carpooling?
Carpooling in India or all around the world happens when a group of people drive together to a common location, to reduce time, effort & save money. For e.g. if you live near people who work near your office, you could decide to pick them on your way to work. This ensures that you all have a reliable means of transport every day and don’t have to spend time looking for parking spaces. By having a group of people use one vehicle, carpooling reduces each person’s travel costs such as fuel costs, tolls, and the stress of driving.
Carpooling is also a more environmentally friendly and sustainable way to travel as sharing journeys reduces air pollution, carbon emissions, traffic congestion on the roads, and the need for parking spaces. Car sharing is a good way to utilize the full seating capacity of a car which would otherwise remain unused if it were just the driver using the car
Safety Reasons & Benefits of Carpool
There are many environmental benefits of carpooling as well. Reduce your carbon footprint and ease congestion on the roads by organizing a carpool with your coworkers and eliminating at least one extra car during rush hours.
Uses less fuel
When you carpool, you consume less fuel. If four people are going to the same place and driving their own vehicles, then four times the gas is being used. Put those four people in the same car and you reduce the gas consumption by 75%.
Lesser breakdown of roads
Saves cash & limits price surge
Carpooling not only saves the environment but also saves you money. Leaving your car in the garage three days a week keeps you from having to put gas in it.
When you use cab services, they’ll have a base price & will charge you according to their pricing model. Carpooling with your colleagues, friends or an acquaintance from your locality traveling to the same destination helps you in deciding the pricing amongst yourself & distributing the expenses.
Here are a few tips to assist you in your carpooling journey –
- Only carpool with people you know well from work or other areas of life.
- Be on time when picking people and be on time when getting picked up.
- Follow the speed limit and obey all other road rules.
- Pick music or a radio show that everyone enjoys.
Contact the commuters on your list of contacts to discuss the possibility of carpooling together. Carpooling with colleagues or people residing in your area is preferable for an easy commute.
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