Flexible carpooling is a membership system.
The first and foremost reason for this is that customer feedback suggests safety is a number one concern, and creating a membership system with appropriate pre-screening is seen as the best way to alleviate that concern. Becoming a member requires completing an application form that includes personal references and statements about the applicant’s driving record and any criminal record. These will be checked prior to approving membership. Knowing that all people have been subject to the same process will give members the confidence of safety that they seek.
In addition to providing a sense of safety, membership also provides the mechanisms for tracking participation, sharing benefits throught the ride-credit system, building a commuting community, and seeking further rewards such as insurance discounts and incentives from transportation authorities. As participants in a unique system dedicated to reducing the traffic, flexible carpooling members will receive the benefit of developments in the system, worldwide. Also anticipated are prize drawings from program sponsors on a route, region, country, and international basis.