- Decide who will drive and what time to meet. Most carpools rotate driving responsibilities.
- Choose a mutually convenient meeting place. Either pick up your carpool partner at his or her home or meet at a central location like a park-and-ride lot.
- Discuss personal preferences. Decide ahead of time about smoking, radio stations, eating, drinking and any other personal preferences.
- Check your insurance coverage. Some companies offer rate reductions depending on how often you carpool.