What is car Sharing?

Car share refers to two or more people from outside the same family sharing their journey. Informal car share may be an option for families travelling from a similar direction, especially to rural schools where the car may be the primary mode of travel. Car share can help to cut congestion outside the school gates.

Formal car share schemes involving children cannot be promoted by schools. However, many families will continue to informally car share to school. Schools can facilitate the introduction of families who may wish to car share.

Car Share and School Run driver assessments

Driving with passengers and especially children in the car can be a distraction. A one hour driver assessment aims to help you overcome the distractions that passengers can pose and increase your safety on the roads.

  • A pre drive questionnaire to tailor your assessment to your specific requirements.
  • An assessment in your own vehicle conducted from your home.
  • Fuel efficient and defensive driving advice.
  • A written report and certificate of completion
  • Receive up to date driving advice from a friendly Approved Driving Instructor

To book an assessment online or request a leaflet, please go to the Road Safety webpage.