But hard hitting rising fuel costs, increased concerns about the environment and overcrowded motorways, are taking us back to the our youthful mentality. As a result the shift in driving behaviour to now share a journey is becoming increasing popular.
Asking others going your way to car-share is no-longer unusual. You no longer need to stand at the side of the road and stick out your thumb! In fact, in liftshare Week (1-5 October) there were a record breaking number of commuters requesting to share.
Over 50% more ‘request to share’ messages were sent between members during the fortnight of liftshare Week and its run-up compared to the same period during last year’s (previously record-breaking) campaign!
“More than one share request was being sent between members every minute of every working day throughout the fortnight – which was beyond even our expectations,” said Ali Clabburn, founder of liftshare.com.
“The success of this campaign really underlines the shift in driving behaviour going on around the UK; the increase in people recognising how easy, fun and popular it is to share lifts – not to mention the typical commuter saving on average £987 a year!”
Seems like there’s no better time to return to your youth and ‘share and share alike’!