Halifax Car Insurance Promotes Car Share

Published Date: 8th Mar 2006

Halifax Car Insurance is urging drivers to fill up their empty seats with passengers on their daily trips to work.

The company estimates that of the drivers who use their cars to work, only one in five car share, despite more than two-thirds thinking that car sharing is a good idea.

Mike Pickard, head of risk and underwriting at Halifax Car Insurance, commented: "Passengers in the car not only improve your environmental credentials, they can also act as an extra pair of eyes for you, especially in the morning rush hour when traffic is at its heaviest.

"Insurance wise, you can carry passengers in return for a mileage payment as long as there is no element of profit."

The research also found that sharing a journey with a colleague or friend could potentially halve the annual costs for travelling to work, while also cutting down on congestion.

Those in younger age groups led the way for car sharing, with people in the 18-24 age bracket most likely to adopt car sharing schemes.

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