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Advantages of Ride-sharing Schemes

Ride-sharing or carpooling is a practical and cost-effective option of commuting to work for both the car owner and would-be riders, for them to pool together in a car, since they have, anyway, the same office destination. The efforts required are either a mutual agreement among the individuals concerned or it can be performed on a broader scope, such as a local agency promoting this concept in an online ride-share matching program. Organizational sponsors can do their part of ride-sharing, such as: public agencies using vans as vehicles; corporations can organize a ride-sharing program for their employees; non-profit organizations, which coordinate with transportation services, can provide a ride-sharing program in a certain geographical location.

Ride-sharing program can provide these helpful benefits for the riders and car owners, as well as the city itself, and these are: transportation cost for both and car owners are trimmed down, less traffic congestion, and less pollution.

The driver-owner’s costs for fuel, car maintenance and toll fees can be offset by the money contributed by the riders, while the riders save on their own fuel costs for their cars or, if they do not have a car, the contributed fee is reasonable and cost-effective, instead of waiting for a bus or shuffling from one transportation to another.
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It is like a chain reaction of helpful benefits for everyone concerned when the ride-sharing program is promoted, and these are: the number of vehicles on the road will be reduced and this, in effect, creates a chain of positive results, such as: less traffic congestion and reducing air pollution, which in turn helps in the improvement of the air quality in the atmosphere, reducing the emission of harmful gases coming from the exhaust emission of vehicles and contributing positively in the advocacy of climate change.
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For ride-sharing programs, safety guidelines must be imposed, such as: a rating system for users to rate on the safety and punctuality of the vehicle can be used for evaluative purposes; user preferences must be allowed, like an all-women riding preferences; and the driver profiles must document the vehicle color, vehicle model and license plate number.

There are also safety safeguards for individuals who are enrolled in ride-sharing, and these are: riders should be careful to know each other’s profile before agreeing to ride-share, such as checking one another’s ID; riders must verify the driver’s posted vehicle information and that should match with the vehicle they will be riding in; riders must see to it that they share the vehicle information, including their ride time, check-in and check-out, to a friend and even on long travels; riders must meet the driver in a public area and not picked up individually at home.