In today's message we will talk about something many Falconer drivers do every day, or, perhaps feel guilty about not doing. We're talking about carpooling. Whether you drive to work with some colleagues or take turns driving with other parents in the neighborhood to get the kids to school, you are aware of the advantages and disadvantages of ride sharing.
You can save on gas, car maintenance outlays, and parking fees. U.S. carpoolers save over one billion dollars every year.1
In the case of carpooling kids to school, you save time by not having to drive every day.
Where available, you can use the carpool lanes on highways and zoom past the single drivers in the stop-and-go lanes.
When it's not your day to drive, you can sit back and close your eyes or get a jump start on your work to-do list.
You can feel good about reducing your carbon footprint and relieving congestion on roads. It is estimated that traffic could be reduced by 20% if all commuters shared rides just one day a week.1
You can establish new relationships (this can also be a disadvantage, see below).
Some parents prefer carpooling kids to school rather than having them take a bus.
It reduces flexibility in your personal commuting schedule and you are forced to be punctual or incur the wrath of your fellow carpoolers.
You have to have a car large enough to hold the carpoolers in your group.
You can't run errands on the way to or from work.
Your fellow carpoolers may drive you crazy.
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If you would like to start carpooling in the Jamestown area but don't know of anyone you can join with, you might want to think about some of the ride sharing apps that pair ride seekers with drivers in real time. These services are especially helpful for men and women who don't want to commit to an ongoing arrangement and only need to share rides as needed. The Green Living Ideas website reviews several of them. http://greenlivingideas.com/2016/04/27/best-apps-for-carpool-and-rideshare-2016/ 2
1 "Carpool Commuter Statistics," Statistics Brain, http://www.statisticbrain.com/carpool-statistics/, accessed February 25, 2017
2 Andrea Bertoli, "Best Apps for Carpool and Rideshare 2016," Green Living Ideas, April 27, 2016, http://greenlivingideas.com/2016/04/27/best-apps-for-carpool-and-rideshare-2016/, accessed February 25, 2017 (Note: I-86 Truck & Auto Repair is not affiliated with either Green Living Ideas or any of the apps reviewed. We provide this information as a service to our readers.)