If you commute by car, consider sharing your journey and the cost with others on the same route.
It’s simple if you can find workmates who live close to you. Some organisations and businesses can even arrange car sharing for their employees.
If you share the school run with other parents nearby, you could look at setting up an informal rota.
Make sure you always confirm the time, date and price of your car share journey before the journey takes place.
If you’re the person driving, check with your insurance company:
- that you’re covered to carry passengers, and
- that your vehicle is insured for the number of passengers you’ll be taking. This is especially important if you have a vehicle with more than five seats.
There are also online services that will help match your journey with others. Remember though, your personal safety is the most important part of a car share arrangement.