Sponsored Post : It looks like a fun way to travel in Peter Kay’s Car Share, but with hundreds of car-sharing schemes appearing across the UK it’s becoming an increasingly popular way to get about.
So what is it exactly? Car-sharing, or carpooling, is were two or more people travel together for all or part of a journey, instead of travelling in their own vehicle. People give or accept lifts from others with the aim of reducing the number of people driving and cars on the road.
What types of car-sharing are there?
There are car-sharing schemes to suit every kind of traveller:
Work or school – for the commute or the kids’ school run
Formal or informal – for business trips or travelling with friends
Local or national – for short or long-distance travel
Driver, passenger or both – for those who prefer only to drive, just be the passenger, or would like to do a bit of both
What are the benefits of car-sharing?
It saves money – car-sharing can cut fuel and running costs, as passengers help pay for petrol, while reducing mileage and general vehicle wear and tear.
It helps the environment – sharing a car means fewer vehicles on the road, which can ease congestion and reduce air pollution.
Preferential treatment – car-sharers have priority on some roads, with certain UK cities now operating car-sharing lanes.
It’s a sociable way to travel – car-sharing offers a fun way to meet new people, get to know your work colleagues better, and make new friends