Advantages for Carpooling at Sycamore

CARPOOL.+As+the+school+year+begins%2C+there+seems+to+be+a+rise+in+carpooling+at+Sycamore.+Often+overlooked%2C+there+are+actually+many+advantages+to+carpooling.++%E2%80%9CLast+year%2C+at+most+I+was+able+to+take+six+people+to+school+at+a+time.+While+most+of+them+drove+with+me+because+most+of+them+couldn%E2%80%99t+drive+at+the+time%2C+I+still+enjoyed+it.+It+may+have+been+a+bit+chaotic%2C+but+it+made+the+mornings+fun%E2%80%9D+said+Samuel+Barans%2C+12.+

Josh Moore

CARPOOL. As the school year begins, there seems to be a rise in carpooling at Sycamore. Often overlooked, there are actually many advantages to carpooling. “Last year, at most I was able to take six people to school at a time. While most of them drove with me because most of them couldn’t drive at the time, I still enjoyed it. It may have been a bit chaotic, but it made the mornings fun” said Samuel Barans, 12.

Advertisement

A decline in parking-lot traffic

If asked, SHS drivers would most likely recall numerous fender-benders or minor damages caused by about one-hundred students trying to get in school or get home as fast as their cars will allow them. While traffic issues still remain, car-pooling has definitely decreased the wait.

A cheaper alternative

Money is also a liability to factor in, more specifically gas and what seems like it’s ever-growing price. Rather than paying an average of twenty-five dollars for the gas of a one-person caravan, carpooling offers the chance of cutting spending down to a few bucks per person. Money can be hard to come by these days, especially for America’s youth, so it’s good to know there are still the little ways to save and earn.

It’s more eco-friendly

Consciousness and acknowledgment for the earth’s health have never been at a higher rate than in the twenty-first century. A shocking statistic revealed by Jacob Stutsman from LIVESTRONG.com states that “Cars release approximately 333 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually, which is 20 percent of the world’s total.” With one of those staples being fast and convenient transportation, carpooling and its natural way of cutting down the number of cars on the road is a useful but commonly unnoticed way to clear the skies of CO2. 

Frequent conversations

Because of the current tendency of less face to face talking between people, sharing a ride with someone tears down the fabric of social solitude.

   “Last year, at most I was able to take six people to school at a time. While most of them drove with me because most of them couldn’t drive at the time, I still enjoyed it. It may have been a bit chaotic, but it made the mornings fun” said Samuel Barans, 12