The Benefits of Carpooling
As cities and suburban areas continue to expand our commutes have gotten longer. Many drivers leave home earlier due to the frequency of car accidents and traffic congestion along their route. Planning your drive based on other driver mistakes and traffic jams can cause extra stress. Joining a carpool can help eliminate some of those issues. A carpool can help relieve some of your personal stress and save you money. The benefits of a carpool include saving money on gas, tolls, parking and wear and tear on your personal vehicle. A carpool is also beneficial to the environment and can help lower your impact on carbon emissions and greenhouse gases.
Participating in a carpool circle can give you back some personal time. Imagine that instead of stressing out on your 45-minute commute, you can do something productive. That breakfast you skip everyday can be eaten while someone else takes the wheel. Do you need extra time to prepare for an early morning meeting? Joining a carpool can give you that uninterrupted time to ensure you are organized and prepared. Gaining back even one hour of time each day can help you become more productive.
Imagine getting back an hour of sleep each day because you tossed and turned the night before. A carpool can actually let you catch up on sleep so that you arrive at the office refreshed and ready to face your projects. New parents in particular would appreciate the benefits of a carpool if they are woken up every few hours to feed a newborn baby. Joining a carpool group can potentially save you thousands of dollars annually. Instead of filling up the gas tank each week, you contribute to a pool that pays for weekly gas. A carpool can saves depreciation costs on your own vehicle. You also benefit from reduced mileage, reduced maintenance and reduced chances of tangling with another vehicle. You will also save thousands of miles on your tires.
Reducing the chance of being in an accident is strong enough reason to join a carpool group. Even a minor fender bender at low speeds will cost you time, money and the loss of your personal vehicle while it is in the shop. You will also have to pay a deductible to your insurance company. As part of a carpool, you won’t need to worry about other driver’s personal responsibility when it comes to carrying auto insurance.
Sustainability and environmental responsibility are important and a carpool can provide many environmental solutions. Joining a carpool group automatically reduces the number of cars on the road which reduces some of the traffic. This also reduces the chance of accidents, break downs and greenhouse gases. A carpool can help eliminate those emissions and helps protect our planet.
Have you ever arrived at work and had to circle the parking lot to find a space? If you are part of a carpool group, you won’t have to waste that time or money on gas. Imagine arriving at work, stress free, refreshed and you had time to eat breakfast. Joining a carpool can give you all that and more.