In recent years carpooling has become a popular transportation solution. There are various benefits to carpooling from personal through economic and social aspects.
It is a less stressful travel option than driving alone, while it still offers higher comfort levels than other modes of transportation such as public transport. It also provides the commuter's travel options that are more personalized and meet the travellers' requirements much better than other solutions. Carpooling partners can agree on a plan and a route according to how it best suits every traveller and destinations. Some people love to drive, while others just do it because they don't have other transportation options. With carpooling, travellers can decide who drives and who enjoys a relaxing ride.
Variety of Commute Options:
People travelling from areas with limited or non-existent travel options are able to benefit from carpooling and gain access to modes of transportation that was not possible before.
Having fewer cars on the road means lower levels of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions, improved air quality, reduced energy and fuel consumption and congestion mitigation. Also, the reduced air pollutants mean fewer illnesses related to spending time in traffic, such as respiratory diseases, allergies and stress-induced sickness.
Carpooling means that travellers can meet other people, build friendships and look after their mental health better. During the ride, the passengers can converse, work, sleep, or relax. Based on some research, when colleagues travel together, the employee morale is higher, and at the same time, the demand for company parking space is less.
By sharing travel costs such as gas, car maintenance, insurance, and parking expenses, money spent on transportation is lower. Many insurance companies charge their insurance premiums depending on how many miles the car was driven during the year. When carpooling in someone else's car, even just one day a week can have a significant, positive effect on a yearly insurance budget.