Carpooling can be a great time and money saver for many people. But once you get a carpool group set up, how do you keep it going? What are some things you can do to to maintain a positive experience for everyone?

Transaction wants you to enjoy your carpooling experience, so here are some helpful Do’s and Don’ts to keep in mind when it comes to carpools.


  • Do communicate effectively and frequently with your fellow carpoolers. If you are going to be a few minutes late, make sure you call your group and let them know. If something happens and you cannot carpool at all on a given day, be sure you notify the rest of the group and give them enough notice so they can make other arrangements.
  • Do keep safety in mind at all times when driving. When you are the driver, safety is up to everyone but it is ultimately your concern. If you are driving make sure you pay attention to the road and are not texting or talking on the phone while driving.
  •  Be a safe passenger, and be sure you create a safe environment for everyone else in the car. If you are a passenger, make sure you’re not a distraction to the driver and not a bother to the others in the car.
  • Do keep your vehicle clean and in good working condition. This ensures that everyone has a comfortable ride with no concerns of vehicle malfunctions.
  • Do respect any and all rules that have been agreed upon by the group, such as smoking, eating, drinking, music, and so forth.


  • Don’t make a habit of being late.
  • Don’t ask to make extra stops along the way.
  • Don’t bring up controversial topics that have the potential of making other passengers feel uncomfortable.
  • Don’t use your cell phone while driving with others. In case of an emergency, please inform other passengers know that you have to make a call.
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