How to make friends – and save fuel money

Zandile Mbabela

AS petrol prices soar and money gets tighter, more people are opting to carpool with others going in their direction.

Sharing rides with co-workers is a growing phenomenon as people around the world feel the pinch.

And after the world celebrated International Ride-Sharing Day on Friday, South Africa launched its first National Carpooling Week, starting today,

The week is the initiative of the Find a Lift group, which helps South Africans find people living near them who travel in the same direction.

More than 32% of all trips to work are by private cars, most with only one person in the vehicle.

Carpool Week is aimed at raising awareness of the social and environmental benefits of sharing lifts.

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