Carpooling is a great way to get around, allowing you to save gas, meet new people, and limit pollution from vehicle emissions. Although many ridesharing programs may exist, it is always a good idea to set some ground rules before starting your own carpool. That’s why we’ve put together a list of tips for carpooling.
According to NBC News, one of the most important things to do is establish the ground rules. That means setting meeting times, scheduling drivers, deciding whether or not to allow smoking and eating, and discussing who is in charge of temperature and the radio. Just remember to be open to compromise.
Secondly, decide who you want to drive with. Some carpools are set up on the internet with strangers that may work or live in the same area. Other ridesharing programs are advertised at schools. Finally, some people only drive with their friends (from work or school). Know what kinds of boundaries you will have, including who you will include and exclude.
Lastly, consider the benefits. Although it is nice to be able to have the freedom to go where you want, carpools allow you to save money, extend the life of your car (or, conversely, they allow you to get rid of your car in general), they let you meet new people, and they liven up gridlock. Carpools are a smart way to travel. Start your ridesharing program today.
Want to know more? Stop by Riverhead Hyundai for a chat!