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The Benefits and Rationale of Ride-sharing

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. This arrangement can be done in either two ways: by mutual agreement among working individuals sharing the same office or by a local agency promoting this concept through an online rideshare matching program. There are also program models and organizational sponsors that can provide ride-sharing and these are: public agencies which can develop and advertise online coordination 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 limited location.

There are helpful benefits of ride-sharing: it cuts transportation costs for the riders and car owners, it reduces traffic congestion, as well as pollution.

A significant benefit of ride-sharing schemes is that there is money saved on transportation cost, in such a way that the driver-owner can reduce fuel cost, maintenance cost, including cost of toll fees, which are all offset by the payment contribution of the riders, while the riders can save, too, on their own fuel costs for their cars or, if they do not have a car, their contributed fee is reasonably cheaper than shuffling from one transportation to another, while they can have the convenience of traveling in just one ride.
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With the ride-sharing program, 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.
Doing Drivers The Right Way

Ride-sharing programs must also consider safety guidelines to ensure protection of both the driver and the riders, most especially in carpooling situations where the vehicle is being shared with a stranger, such that safety measures like the following must be established: 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.

Much as there are helpful benefits for ride-sharing, it is imperative that safety measures must be considered and for individual riders, these safeguards must be highly followed: 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.


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