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hotmama6969
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 7:16:05 PM

Have you ever carpooled? Would you consider it? If yes, would you carpool with strangers without a background check?
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2013 8:32:31 AM

Yes, a great time saver with HOV usage. Fines for HOV violation in VA (Heavily enforced)
1st-$250.00
2nd-$500.00
More than 2-$1000.00 each (Ouch!!)
sheba24
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2013 8:26:07 AM

No
grim_farva
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2013 8:20:56 AM

my wife and I do since we work 2 blocks away from each other
WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2013 7:58:30 AM

I have in the past. Didn't really work right.
gigwrite
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2013 12:04:57 AM

No
Nellyroo2013
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 5:58:43 PM

No
speedy700
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 11:24:59 AM

No...just not convenient for me.
JOB_Dave
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 11:11:40 AM

no
jl1rp
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2013 4:03:10 PM

yes but ony with people I know.
alphanyr
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2013 4:00:31 PM

NO
Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2013 3:30:46 PM

I would if I could, but it's not in the cards.
1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2013 3:06:37 PM

Never
OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2013 11:03:39 AM

Nobody ever seems to want to go where/when I do ... makes car-pooling a bit difficult
dgsteven
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2013 3:23:57 AM

yes, i like it
dassfg
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2013 3:27:50 PM

Impractical for me to carpool -- in Sales
ronbo2010
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 11:15:20 AM

Sometimes, weired work schedule does not allow me to do it and no, with completly unknown strangers.
lwood655
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 10:00:29 AM

no I'm in sales can't
bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 9:44:56 AM

I carpool with my wife just about every day now.
Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:03:21 PM

I work from home. I don't need a carpool.
giwan
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:39:14 AM

Yes but not for work
FrankLee1
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:20:45 AM

I carpooled with a very pretty girl. It was no inconvenience at all!
JOB_Dave
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 11:49:00 PM

No Yes No
contiki
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 8:15:10 PM

never........
JOB_Dave
Sophomore Author San Francisco

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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 6:31:08 PM

Never have and never would, when I want to go I don't want to wait on someone, besides my hours aren't fixed, the vary all over the place.
_Sparty_
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 8:40:37 AM

None of the above
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 7:35:17 AM

Many years ago I got taken in to take my boss home, and everyday he literally slammed the door off of my truck. If I had plans to go somewhere else, then I still had to cart his butt home. I don't want any part of car pooling as it takes away your independence.
twt
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 3:48:12 AM

Did it a long time ago. Now, I am retired.
dgsteven
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 3:05:13 AM

yes, with my roommate
krazkar
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 2:22:28 PM

I have in the past, with people I know. Don't like it. Much nicer driving alone.
zardoz74
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 8:51:42 PM

I have no idea what carpooling is.
priver
All-Star Author Alberta

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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 3:33:10 PM

yes, Love it..
frugalshopper
Veteran Author Syracuse

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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 8:00:30 PM

I car pool with my spouse only. We also consolidate trips so we can get the best fuel economy. My job has erratic shifts so it will be tough to carpool with co workers.
herbiepopnecker
Champion Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:51:07 PM

Used to when a group of us worked 100 miles out of town.
MrDeath666
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 8:45:12 PM

Never carpooled!
d_clark
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 12:24:55 PM

no
PNTMOBILE
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:55:02 AM

can't carpool-do homecare nursing
kjSC
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:34:51 AM

Have carpooled in the past and will reconsider if prices get to the $4 range.
PDN57
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:26:17 AM

I thought about this but I guess I like listening to what I want on the radio stoping where I want to or not stopping at all, and generally being my self and you cant with other people in the car. Besides its your time to relax and be your self before you go to work and on the way home

[Edited by: PDN57 at 1/19/2013 10:28:26 AM EST]
grim_farva
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 7:53:51 AM

My wfe and I carpool everyday. But we only work 2 blocks from each other.
Somis1
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 7:23:57 AM

Probably not with strangers.
wintersucks
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 7:21:08 AM

Considered it and did it for a short while with a coworker I get along with. Quit to enjoy my alone time to work and back, the freedom before and after, and being able to always listen to what I want to, most of the time talk radio that I just couldn't keep up with when riding with a chatty kathy all the time.
Hemond
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 8:09:39 AM

Under no circumstances would I ever consider carpooling. Nothing but negatives involved. I will never put myself in the situation to depend on someone else to get me to work. Out of the question.
GustheCat2
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 8:00:06 AM

No
PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 3:50:59 PM

Yeah, if the strangers were blond, 5'4", 115 lbs and wore short skirts. I'd chance it.
Niteowl9
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 3:28:37 AM

What's the point? I run errands before I go home. If I carpooled I'd have to go home and go back out in my car.
Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 3:25:48 AM

I would only car pool with co-workers or friends. We need better public transportation and get away from the idea on one person per vehicle.
eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 3:16:24 AM

Car pooling works good if you are pooling with reliable partners.

It works best when carpooling with someone at your normal work site.

glambgirl
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 3:08:56 AM

Haven't ever carpooled. Might consider it in a pinch if the person was reliable ... definitely not with strangers.
Hemond
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 3:04:18 AM

carpooling? I can't imagine a bigger PITA or nuisance. Do you really want to depend on some nitwit showing up to pick you up? Or even worse, to take you home?

Or when you show up ,they haven't gotten out of bed yet? Bah! You gotta be nuts to carpool.
kjSC
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:17:01 PM

Yes, have carpooled in the past when prices were higher but frankly a challenge to work out.
jason54915
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 12:23:47 PM

yes, but I like my independence.
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