Setting Up A Carpool System


Setting up a carpool system doesn’t have to be difficult.  In fact it can be a lifesaver in the long run.  If you have errands you want to get done and don’t have time to take your kids to school, it is a plus to know that it is someone else’s turn to drive.


So how do you plan who you will carpool with?  You should only pick people you know that you are able to trust.  Nothing would be worse than something happening to your child because a person you sent them with to school was untrustworthy and made a mistake while driving.

Each member you pick for the carpool is someone that at one time or another will have the life or your child in their hands.  So pick people you’ve known for some time and someone who you know has your child’s best interest at heart too.


Keep it simple.  Limit the number of families you are including in this carpool.  The more kids there are to pick up, the worse it will be.  The fact that someone may forget a child one day because you have way too many to pick up, well it can happen.  So set the limit to a small group and make a schedule up with other people.  The easier that you make the schedule the less likely there will be any mistakes.


Have everyone’s number who is part of the carpool.  That way if there is a problem and one person can’t pick up the kids, you can get a call, or you can make a call.  If anything comes up, try and give someone plenty of time to fill in for you though.  Also, if you have younger kids and car seats are required you will have to set up a time when those can be given to the person who will be picking up the kids.


As long as you are all on the same page when it comes to the schedule you shouldn’t have any problems with your carpool.  Keep everyone up to date if anything arises that may cause a change in the schedule, such as a sickness or surgery.  Thus another reason why it’s smart to have everyone’s phone number in the carpool.

Again, one of the most important things is that you know everyone in the group is a person you can trust.



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