Ensure that a proper decorum is maintained in carpooling.
Discipline and manner are the two strong weapons of good carpooling.
Certain points to be considered for maintaining the
carpool decorum are:
(i) Monetary aspect
One has to decide what fare is to be given based on
fuel, maintenance and parking. Also one important thing is to be kept in mind is that when
should the fare be collected daily, weekly, or monthly and should be informed in advance.
(ii) Late comers
Carpool management solely depends upon time
management. Late comers disrupt the whole process. Strict rules should be established for
latecomers. The maximum time for waiting should be fixed up to 5 minutes. To avoid it fix
well in advance the meeting point (pick & drop place).
(iii) Avoiding frequent stopping
Frequent stopping in between your office and home or
any destination should be avoided. This saves time and late arrival at both the office and
back home journey.
Unforeseen can happen anytime. So to be on the safer
side other substitute should be kept in mind. For e.g. mechanical breakdown or illness of
the driver. A tie up with any automobile association would be of great help.
(v) Insurance coverage
Necessity to protect yourself under Insurance
coverage is an important part of carpooling. Make sure that some amount of
insurance policy should be insured.
(vi) Maintaining your vehicle
A well maintained vehicle will consume less fuel in
comparison to a poorly maintained vehicle. Ensure that the vehicle is well maintained.
This will guarantee a secure, steadfast and comfortable journey.
(vii) Mutual co-operation among the riders / members
Mutual cooperation among the
riders is a must. In between the journey, smoking should be prohibited. Seating
arrangements should be proper- small person in the back row as there is less legroom / leg
space in some vehicles and big person in the front row. Caring for the fellow passenger
would make the journey more comfortable. If you are rider make sure that you should not
heart the feeling of car / van / bike owner by unnecessary fingering to his vehicle. If
you want to use any thing, ask for it before using.
(viii) Check all details
Before going into any pool check
all details of the person(s) details with whom you are planning carpool.
(vii) Provide all details
Provide all necessary details
(relevant & genuine) to the service provider as well as inform your friends / family
members about the carpool arrangement so that they were well informed about it - in
case of any incidence / mishap.