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Carpool FAQ

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:

  • Shared travel expenses
  • Reduced traffic congestion
  • Priority parking at specific locations
  • Improved mobility options for non-drivers

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.

Rules vary so please check with your individual organisation.

"Carpooling"

Two or more people making arrangements to travel together in one car


USER-FRIENDLY DESIGN

Implementation

- Drivers and passengers register their contact details and journey requirements on the site or app.
- The software automatically puts passengers and drivers with matching requirements in touch to discuss possible journey sharing arrangements.
- If agreed, they meet up en route and complete one or more journeys together.

Members of the community can opt for an initial "Test Drive" to try the service before signing up.


Take a Test Drive!

How Does It Work?

· The carpoolers from your community register on your free website
· They select their journey and search for others going in the same direction
(both drivers and passengers, or passengers with a licence)
· They meet up on route or at selected locations


Benefits for the Carpoolers

A commuter carpooling just one or two days a week can make all the difference:
· Saves money
· Reduces wear and tear on the car and you
· Helps reduce carbon gas emissions
· Makes roads safer by fewer cars
· Might end up doing new friends and connections



"It is a practical way of sharing transport costs and reducing road congestion and vehicle pollution."

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

Carpool Statistics


Percent of traffic that would die down if everyone carpooled once a week

20%

Total amount of gas saved yearly by carpooling

85 million gallons

Total amount of miles of avoided traffic every year by carpooling

56,000 miles

Total amount of money saved by carpooling every year

$1.1 billion

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