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Anniversary for Dorset Car Share Scheme

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7:17am 13th January 2014

More than 3,300 people have now signed up to a car sharing scheme in Dorset.

The project is run by the county council and is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Users can register for free on a database and find people to travel with - which means reducing their fuel costs and being kinder to the environment.

Hilary Cox, Cabinet member for environment said:

"Filling up with fuel is eye wateringly expensive nowadays, so why not share with someone?

 "Car sharing could save you hundreds of pounds every year. I would encourage everyone to go online and join for free now."

Car sharing is when two or more people share a car and travel together. You get the convenience of the car, while sharing the costs and reducing congestion.

Car Share Dorset manager Chris Hook said:

"70% of car journeys between Weymouth and Dorchester carry only one person.

"If everyone who drives on their own to work caught a lift with someone just once a week, commuter car journeys would reduce by 20 per cent."

Car sharing not only helps you to save money and do your bit for the environment, but can also make the journey to and from work more sociable and fun.

Car sharer Sue Sadler said:

"The best thing about car sharing is having company on the journey home. We share our worries and laughter and by the time we get home, we're ready to start again!"

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