With gas prices through the roof, carpooling has become a cost-savings option for many. To organize a smooth ride, figure out the details before starting the car.
Whose car will be used? If you plan to switch cars, make up a schedule.
Who will be driving? Usually the car own drives, but be clear on this as well.
For those not using their car, will you pay? Will you factor in fuel, mileage, parking, tolls, insurance and vehicle maintenance costs.
How about rules? Will you listen to the radio? Who chooses the station? How about using cell phones, food and drinks?Make the rules clear.
Have a plan B, if the driver is sick or has car trouble. Changes to the plan are inevitable. Discuss options before this happens and you will be prepared.