Car Sharing When Traveling, A Good Idea
Carpooling consists of sharing a private car with several people who are going to make the same journey, dividing the travel costs among all the travelers, just like in car pledge (รับจำนำรถจอด, which is the term in Thai).
What Advantages Do I Have When Sharing My Car Or Traveling In Someone Else’s Car?
Reduce Your Expenses
As a driver, you will reduce your travel costs (mainly gasoline and tolls) by up to 85% by dividing them with the other travelers that accompany you. As a passenger, you can save up to 75% compared to inter-municipal public transport rates.
Your wallet will be more cheerful, and you can allocate that money for your expenses or bring a present to those who are waiting for you at your destination.
Always Find A Quota
Many times, it is not easy to get a quota in public transport, especially on bridges or during the high season (Easter, recess week, Christmas, New Year, fairs and parties in different cities). The reservation and purchase processes of these tickets can be cumbersome, and even many times, you have to make long lines at the transport terminal.
Get To Your Destination Faster
A private car generally advances faster than an inter-municipal bus or a fleet (as is known in some regions of the country), it also occupies less space. If we all shared the car on our trips inside and outside the city, the number of vehicles on the roads would be less, which translates into more space to drive and less time to reach the destination.
Collaborate With The Environment
The responsibility of a better planet belongs to everyone. Sharing the car reduces CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions into the air, which are the main causes of global warming. By consuming less gasoline, we are reducing the consumption of non-renewable energy such as oil.
Finally, pollution is reduced by using a single car instead of four or five, which improves our health.