What is a carpool?
It’s a means of transport whereby a group of people who are travelling in the same direction can travel together in one vehicle. This is perfect for commuters who live in close proximity to one another. Not only is carpooling an ideal arrangement for saving money, but for individuals who don’t have easy access to public transport, it can be a job-saver too.
Carpooling can save you as much as half of all your maintenance and petrol expenses, while in some cases it can even eliminate the need for that second (expensive) family mini van.
Guarantee a Healthier Environment for your Grandkids
The cost of automobile use that is more tragic than any other, is the degradation of our once perfect environment. Billions of cars, trucks and other vehicles pump lethal pollutants into our fragile atmosphere every day. Some of these contaminate food crops and water supplies, while others rise up, causing severe damage to the ozone which in turn creates climate changes and global warming. As if that’s not bad enough; air pollution has been proven to cause several ailments such as Asthma and Emphysema.
Carpooling Etiquette and Tips
Don’t Be Late
If you want to ruin a happy carpool – arrive late! It’s important to establish set pick-up stops and a schedule. Decide how long to wait for latecomers. They should be reprimanded in an agreed upon manner.
Insurance – Are You Covered?
Under-insured motorist protection and liability insurance are highly recommended to protect yourself adequately. They are good investments and are not too expensive. You should also notify your insurance company if you are carrying passengers.
A car that is poorly maintained can consume up to fifty percent more fuel than one that is maintained correctly. To ensure a safe, comfortable and reliable journey that’s gentler on the environment; make sure your car is well maintained.
No Stopping – Anytime!
This is the carpool community’s golden rule! Your journey together is for one purpose only – to get to work or school and back safely and on time. Grocery store trips, dry-cleaning pick-ups are best kept for weekends and lunch breaks.
Drive safely! Your fellow car-poolers’ should always feel that they are in capable and reliable hands. Don’t prove them wrong!
Carpooling decreases the impact of vehicles on our environment and our roads very simply – by travelling together instead of alone; carpools reduce the amount of automobiles on our roadways.
If you would like to try Car Pooling, then please visit http://www.eliftclub.co.za and register for free.