Most people head out to their car every morning to drive to work or school. They are by themselves, and sometimes, they see their coworkers on the road. Even though they are driving the same route to work or school, they never drive in together. Does this sound like you? Understanding the benefits of carpooling may change your mind about wanting to drive solo.
- Carpooling Saves on Gas - Two cars going to the same place will use up twice as much gas. When two people take one car to the same place, they can split the cost of gas making it much less expensive for both of them.
- Saves Time on the Highway - One person can’t drive in the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane, but two can. The HOV lane doesn’t usually have the traffic the other lanes do.
- Reduced Parking Costs - Just like the gas, when you drive two cars, you have to buy two parking permits. When you drive one car, you only have to buy one parking permit and split the cost with the person riding with you.
- Saves Our Environment - Cars pollute the air. When you have fewer cars on the road, there are less carbon emissions. It just makes sense.
Carpooling is a great idea because it saves time, money and the environment. Find some people at your workplace or school who live near you and then strike up a conversation with them. Once you get to know them, offer them the opportunity to ride along with you. You’ll be amazed at how many people will take you up on your offer.