Carpooling is when two or more people make arrangements to travel together in a single car. Carpooling is a practical way to share transport costs and reduce road congestion and vehicle pollution.
You can carpool on any journey you make, but we suggest you start by searching for a person who lives on your route to work or study. By sharing a trip to work or study just one day a week can save you a lot of money in fuel over a year. Many people need to travel significant distances in the Northern Rivers region to get to work or study. If you travel 90km a day then you could save around $750 a year in fuel by sharing just two trips a week.
Sharing your journey is a great way to meet people, it's good for the environment, and saves money. particular benefits include:
We suggest that drivers and passengers take alternate turns to drive, so that there is no need for financial transactions. If you do decide to carry a passenger who does not own a car then you will need to calculate how much each journey is costing you, so that you can share the cost. We provide an estimate of the journey fuel cost on the website as a guide only. This link can be found on the journey match page which is displayed when you login. It's best to sort out any reimbursement before you start to carpool to ensure that both parties are comfortable with the arrangements. To avoid any embarrassment, passengers should pay the driver before they leave the vehicle at the end of each journey, unless other arrangements have been made. Please note that drivers should not make a profit from sharing a car as this can invalidate their insurance and tax and our Terms and Conditions for project participation. If you have any concerns please contact your insurance company directly.
Works on desktops, tablets and smartphones
GREAT USER EXPERIENCE
for users of all ages
Did you know?
An average person spends 40 hours each year stuck in traffic.
The average carpooler can cut out as much as $600 each month on the cost of their commuting drive.
By carpooling twice a week, 1,600 pounds of greenhouse gases can be kept out of the air each year.
If 100 people were to take advantage of the carpool option every day, more than of 1,320 pounds of carbon monoxide and 2,376,000 pounds of carbon dioxide could be removed from the air.
About 18% of a person’s monthly budget it taken up in car maintenance, repairs, and gas.
Carpooling means fewer cars on the road each day which means less oil usage, and this can help reduce the nation’s dependency on foreign oil.
If everyone opted to carpool just one day a week, the traffic on the nation’s major highways and roads would be reduced by as much as 20%.
* Based on American Statistics
Percent of traffic that would die down if everyone carpooled once a week
Total amount of gas saved yearly by carpooling
Total amount of miles of avoided traffic every year by carpooling
Total amount of money saved by carpooling every year