Carpooling, a way of life

by Mezen on November 7, 2017 - 3:59pm

Nowadays, we live in a world where we depend mostly on cars to answer our need to move. As vehicles became more available, our roads became full of inefficient cars. A typical car usually has 5 seats, but it is unfortunate that most of the time there is only one passenger in each car. Consequently, our highways are more packed than ever which has multiple impacts on the environment and the people. This issue brings a fundamental question: How can we be more efficient in the way we move? One major solution is to do carpooling.

 

First of all, we are going to explain what is the difference between carpooling and car sharing and we will talk about the advantages of carpooling. People often think that carpooling is the same thing as car sharing. However, there is some difference between the two. The main difference is that when you practice carpooling, the driving is also shared. In our society, people are more stressed than ever. One of the main cause is driving during peak hour. Therefore, it is more advantageous to do carpooling because it is not always the same driver. Ro Moreover, there are multiple other advantages that people don’t necessarily know. Second of all, less car on our roads means less pressure on the environment since less greenhouse gas emissions are produced. Indeed, according to the United State Environmental Protection Agency, the transportation sector accounted for 27% of the total greenhouse gas emissions in 2015. Third of all, carpooling is a simple, but efficient way to save money. Think of it, while every morning most of the people in our society go to work alone in the cars, there are people who agreed to share the cost of a car together. Both cars will reach their destination. However, there is one driver that pay at least the double of the cost for the same final result. Fourth of all, carpooling can bring people together. This is more of a plus for the people driving to a destination since they are not alone and they can communicate with each other. Having a better environment when driving can have a positive outcome on people going to work since it can make them more joyful. Also, not driving to work can release stress in a person since they can relax and already get concentrated for what will await them at work. Thus, carpooling is clearly an advantage for our community.     

 

In conclusion, having arrangements between colleagues, friends and roommates can be a major solution to the problem. We can manage a plan to reduce traffic, save money and have a safer surrounding, for the environment and consequently for us. Therefore, the idea of carpooling presents some very interesting and positive points that can really help our society and our environment and prevent the consequences of the major problem that is the greenhouse effect. 

Comments

Your whole idea on the subject is very unique and eye catching. It's a very good idea that i think many people will agree with because it is something we need to start doing. The only thing I have to say about your outline/proposal is that you should elaborate more on the points. You mention what point one will be about however, you don't give many details. So if you just said more about what exactly you points are about and their benefits and in all just more details on the arguments will really make the whole proposal better!

I think your idea is very interesting and it is a very plausible solution is order to help with greenhouse gas emissions. Also, your arguments are good, but I don't find that they are developed enough. Moreover, I think that you should develop the issue more, in order to help the reader understand what the problem is, its causes and the consequences that are related to it. Overall, your proposal is fairly good!

I think your idea is very interesting and it is a very plausible solution is order to help with greenhouse gas emissions. Also, your arguments are good, but I don't find that they are developed enough. Moreover, I think that you should develop the issue more, in order to help the reader understand what the problem is, its causes and the consequences that are related to it. Overall, your proposal is fairly good!

The idea of carpooling is by interesting. After practicing carpooling my self for several years I can easily relate to the fact that it can help not to drive everyday back and forth between school, work and home. In addition, carpooling is actually pretty fun because it gives you more people to talk to in your day, another stress relieving activity. I do not really understand how you will make more people carpool. Maybe a campaign could be a good idea or posters could be a good start.

excellent idea Mezen, your point is clear, and easy to understand. To continue, you should maybe try specifying how carpooling started and by that we could figure out how to make it more common. Overall, your details were great and simple but you could maybe elaborate on every argument.

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