Reduces the Cost of Driving: Carpooling not only reduces gasoline consumption (saving you money), it reduces maintenance costs. By driving less you can extend the time between oil changes and extend the life of your vehicle.
Reduce your Carbon Foot Print: Each gallon of gas emits 19.4 pounds of carbon dioxide, and the average car emits 1.10 pounds or carbon per mile driven, which is considered to be a cause of global warming. If you carpool, you will also conserve energy.
Reduce your Stress Level: UMBC offers priority parking for carpoolers, and people who carpool find lower stress levels as a result of the friendships that develop. This can increase your mental and physical health. If you ride with someone from your class, you can also discuss the class and clarify any questions you may have.
Carpooling is Flexible: You don’t have to carpool every day. Carpooling just once a week can save you money, reduce stress and lead to a healthier environment.
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