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    Smile carpool

    I read the definition of carpool but I didn't get the meaning correctly. What does it exactly mean in a simple way? When a child goes to school with other children on a school bus do we call it carpool? Do people use their own cars? Or they use for example a car that belongs to their company?
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    Re: carpool

    A carpool is a group of people who share a ride together in a car (or van or SUV). It is usually a privately owned vehicle, not a company car, and the driver picks up the other riders at their homes or at a prescribed meeting place. They then all drive to work or school (or whatever their destination) together. The riders will pitch in a certain amount of money for the gas, but overall it's cheaper for everyone involved. It's also better for the environment - if four people carpool to work instead of each driving their own cars, that's less pollution and fuel consumption.

    A bus is not considered a carpool, but sometimes mothers will organize neighborhood carpools to take their children to school. This is usually done in areas where bus service isn't available, and it's too far for the children to walk to school.


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    Re: carpool

    Thanks Ouisch. That was the first time that I ever heard of the word as well as the meaning.

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    Re: carpool

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
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    A bus is not considered a carpool, but sometimes mothers will organize neighborhood carpools to take their children to school. This is usually done in areas where bus service isn't available, and it's too far for the children to walk to school.
    In the UK, mothers of younger children are getting together to organize a thing that they call 'a walking bus'. This is not a bus at all, but an organized group of children walking to school.

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