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11 Reasons Carpooling Should Be Cool Again

It's time for a carpool revival. Ride-sharing saves money, time, and...oh yeah, our ENVIRONMENT. So dive into a new Honda HR-V Crossover, pick up your friends, and let the moving dance party begin.

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1. Our environment is so much better for it.

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What if you could keep hundreds to thousands of pounds of greenhouse gases out of the air each year? Most cars with a single driver emit 17.68 lbs of carbon dioxide per gallon. By carpooling with even just two passengers, you can effectively cut that number in half. Keep your car off the road for just a day a week, and you'll be significantly contributing to our environment's health.

2. You save money on fuel and tolls.

An average single driver spends around $1,300 a year on fuel for their work commute alone. By being a passenger for just one day a week (just one day a week!), you could eliminate almost one-fifth of that cost.
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An average single driver spends around $1,300 a year on fuel for their work commute alone. By being a passenger for just one day a week (just one day a week!), you could eliminate almost one-fifth of that cost.

3. You get your own lane.

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You own this lane. In several states, the HOV lane is one of the many perks of carpooling. But please...don't try to pull a fast one by enlisting the help of an imaginary friend. It's just not going to work out.

4. It's group therapy on wheels.

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Sharing a ride to work is the perfect opportunity to just talk. And who doesn't like venting before or after work? No backseat drivers allowed — only backseat therapists.

5. When you're not driving, you can catch up on to-dos.

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As opposed to driving alone, taking the backseat every now and then allows you to check and answer emails, catch up on the news, meditate, make a to-do list, or read. That is, unless you're prone to car sickness. If that's the case, please do not read.

6. The horror (and price) of parking is substantially minimized.

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You may never have to face your fear of parallel parking again (aside from when it's your turn to drive). Plus, you get to split the cost of parking.

7. It's a dance party in motion.

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Pick a DJ and let the roof-raising begin.

8. Your own driving improves.

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Most drivers tend to drive with more caution when there's another person in the car. You'll learn to be more alert when driving your carpool.

9. Your stress levels decrease.

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Traffic suddenly becomes less enraging when you're in the backseat.

10. Carpooling helps makes the roads safer.

Carpooling decreases traffic, which in turn decreases accidents (not to mention the road rage that often causes them). So...you're basically a superhero. Thanks for all you do.
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Carpooling decreases traffic, which in turn decreases accidents (not to mention the road rage that often causes them). So...you're basically a superhero. Thanks for all you do.

11. You reduce wear on your own car.

While you're hitching a ride in someone else's car, your precious motor vehicle can rest at home, saving mileage, wear, and tear.
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While you're hitching a ride in someone else's car, your precious motor vehicle can rest at home, saving mileage, wear, and tear.

Convinced? The roomy yet compact Honda HR-V Crossover is just the car to get you started on your path to carpooling greatness.