Over the years, lots of people have probably said you should carpool. Perhaps the word carpool even gives you a slightly guilty feeling… You know you should share your travel, but do you know why? You’ll really be helping yourself. Take a look at Jayride’s top ten reasons to rideshare.
1. Save Money on Petrol
If you drive alone you pay 100% of your fuel costs. If you drive with even one passenger you could split fuel 50-50. That’s a 50% saving on your petrol bill, every week. If you spend $50 on petrol per week, you’ll save $1,300 in a year.
2. Reduce Emissions
Driving is the single biggest polluter of all the actions you make. It burns fossil fuels, which produce emissions harmful to our planet. Leave those expensive (dubiously) “green” consumer products in the supermarket. Ridesharing is the biggest action you can take to start greening your life.
3. Drive Faster
Have you sat in traffic and watched other cars fly by in the high occupancy lane? Don’t be jealous, pick up passengers and be that car. Ridesharing will let you drive in transit lanes, saving you hours of driving every week.
4. Have Fun!
Have you ever met someone who loved hitch-hiking? The reason, they’ll tell you, is the people they meet and the stories they tell. Ridesharing is simply more fun than traveling alone. Even if you’re only commuting to work, turn down that radio and bring a little conversation to your morning drive.
5. Have Fewer Heart Attacks!
Driving is stressful, carpooling isn’t! A University of California study shows you are likely to have lower blood pressure if you carpool. Driving requires concentration for hours at a time. If you share driving when ride-sharing it will give you less time at the wheel, less stress, and a healthier heart!
6. Reduce Congestion
Cars = Congestion; Ridesharing = Less Cars. So, Ridesharing = Less Congestion! If you share your transport you’re doing your bit to make rush hour a little bit smoother for everyone.
7. Get Busy
Spend your time more productively than driving. Ever seen people on the bus reading the paper, a novel, doing their makeup, or working on their laptop? That could be you, except in the private comfort of someone-else’s car. Doesn’t that sound better than having to keep your eye on the road?
8. Save Money on Parking
If you’re commuting to the city to work, you know parking is expensive. Split the cost with your passengers for a cheaper day at the office; and the more people who do it, the more parks available too!
9. Free Car Maintenance
If you leave your car at home 50% of the time, that’s 50% less use for your vehicle. 50% less maintenance costs, and 50% less kilometers on the clock. If you’d normally drive 100km every week, you’ll save 13,000kms of use over 5 years. Think of the extra money you’ll make when you sell that car!
10. It’s easy!
And the best reason to rideshare? It’s so easy to get started. Register with Jayride and you can share a ride in just a few clicks. Jayride is free to use and we’ll match you up with other drivers going the same way. There’s never been a better time than now. Visit http://www.jayride.co.nz and we’ll get you started.
Have fun on the road! Visit New Zealand’s most popular ride-sharing website: http://www.jayride.co.nz