This Carpool Week (October 3 -9), we’re committed to saving the environment, one carpool commitment at a time.
Published: Thursday, September 15th 2016
Next month, SA will host its fourth consecutive Carpool Week from 3-9 October.The initiative is in lieu of Transport Month which runs every October. Last year, Transport Month had a theme called "together we move South Africa forward". The theme this year will be environmentally focused with Carpool Week promising to plant one tree for every success carpool.
“There is a common misunderstanding that carpooling takes away your flexibility. Truth is, you can reap great rewards from carpooling for even one day a week, when it suits you. Just one day can save 10% on your fuel bill and emissions, never mind the benefit of possibly making a friend for life. These small changes can improve our lives and the world we live in.”
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Benefits of Carpooling
Saves on travelling expenses
Reduces traffic congestion
Reduces the stress of commuting
Initiates new lifelong friendships
How Do I Start a CarPool?
Find A Lift, is a South African Website that links individuals wishing to carpool together. Simply register and verify your account and then enter your daily commute route and details.
Carpool Do's and Don'ts
Meet in a public place the first time you meet your potential travel partner
Show each other proof of your identity (ID, passport, drivers license) to ensure you are meeting the correct person
Tell a friend or family member about your new travel partner and the details of your journey
Do not exchange home addresses before you meet a potential travel partner
Do not travel together if you have any doubts about your potential travel partner