With people becoming ever more ethically conscious and worried about the environment, carsharing has become one of the main ways through which people are cutting back on their carbon emissions. Simply by joining up to travel to places together, we can have an enormous impact on the future of the planet – and take the stress away from driving ourselves, too.
Simply put, carsharing is the term that is used for people joining up to travel to places, rather than going seperately. Usually, this is just one driver picking up another when they would have taken seperate vehicles – a very simple concept, but one that could have huge consequences for all of us in a variety of different ways.
Advantages Of Carsharing
The most common way through which people carshare is on their morning commute to work. This trend is something that has been picked up by various councils and governments across the globe, with special carsharing lanes being implemented in order to reward those who are not simply travelling alone to the office. Although this has yet to have any major effect on the way that people use cars (with most drivers still sadly preferring to drive to work alone, despite the increased costs both in terms of finances and the environmental impact), it is expected that these schemes will grow as the carsharing revolution takes hold.
Of course, the main reason that local government agencies and the DVLA in particular are keen for carsharing to take off is the fact that it has the potential to massively reduce the amount of traffic on our roads. With more people driving than ever before, people sharing their journeys is a simple way through which we could all reduce the congestion on the roads.