Car sharing top 10 tips

  1. Arrange a meeting to discuss costs, insurance, communications and personal preferences before you commit to sharing
  2. Establish a price and how you are going to pay with your fellow sharer before hand
  3. Agree things like smoking, eating, drinking, playing music and seating arrangements before hand
  4. Determine your route and schedule, establishing a safe morning pick-up point and designate a convenient place to meet for the trip home
  5. Decide wether you want to alternate on a daily, weekly or monthly basis (if at all)
  6. Decide how long the driver is expected to wait - and always make every effort to be punctual
  7. Establish a communication plan to cover illness or unexpected delay
  8. Know your public transport details such as bus and train times
  9. Find a number of alternative car sharers and establish communications
  10. If you are driving, make sure your vehicle is in good repair with sufficient petrol