Great infographic from “CarInsurance.org” about how carpooling and car-sharing can positively impact our lives and the environment.
If you’re like 78% of America’s workforce, when you’re ready for work you simply hop in the car and drive yourself there, all alone. While 10% of American employees choose to carpool to work, the vast majority of us make the trek solo. There’s certainly something to be said for the allure of driving on your lonesome (after all, when else are you allowed to sing along with the Baja Men for twenty minutes straight?) but consider what would stand to be gained from carpooling even just one day a week. Not only would you have use of the coveted carpool lane, even one day of sharing the commute can have an impact on both the environment and the financial cost of your commute. And while carpooling may just not be for everyone, more and more people are also turning to services like car-sharing, like Zipcar, with which you have the luxury of a car when you need one, and the relief of not having to deal with that car 365 days a year. Today’s infographic takes a look at the state of carpooling and car-sharing in the US—even though not a lot of people do it, the ones that do have a surprisingly large effect.