There are so many reasons why you should be carpooling for your commute, some you’ll have never even thought of! With these reasons it’ll make it so much easier to make the switch and start making a difference to the environment, your pocket and even your mental health.
Saving you money
By carpooling you’ll be saving on fuel costs, maintenance and even road taxes!! By dividing up the petrol over your trips, the fuel costs can be shared amongst all the passengers and drivers try using apps like Splitwise to help with these calculations. By swapping cars each trip, your car will be spending less time on the road; you will be saving on your service and maintenance throughout the year. If we all looked to the carpooling option, we could even see a drop in road registration prices, less cars on the road means reduction damage to the roadways and therefore lower registration fees.
Fewer cars on the road means fewer emissions like carbon and other harmful gasses polluting the air, waterways and environment cleaner.
Many studies show that auto emissions are a major cause of noise and air pollution; these pollutants have been shown to cause multiple ailments including allergies, asthma, lung cancer and more. Further research shows that carpooling is far less stressful than commuting on your own thanks to the social interaction it promotes.
Sharing your commute has many benefits, its saves you money, helps the environment, your heath and is a great way to make friends in the workplace and or your school community. There are even apps to help you get started, so get carpooling!