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National spirit celebrated in Bucks with Liftshare week
NEXT week will see motorists in Bucks encouraged to share their car journeys to commemorate the national spirit and pull together in trying economic times.
Running from October 1 to 5, Liftshare Week is a national campaign which encourages more people to share either a one-off or regular car journey, such as the commute to work.
The theme of this year's campaign is patriotism and nostalgia.
Peter Hardy, Buckinghamshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Transportation, said: "This year’s Liftshare week in the Diamond Jubilee year builds on the sense of pulling together in difficult economic times. Car sharing can significantly reduce money spent on fuel, as well as help reduce congestion and carbon emissions."
Statistics show that the average car commute journey is 12 miles but by sharing the journey, drivers could save 170 litres of petrol and 400kg of CO2 in a year.
Bucks CarShare is a web-based service which matches drivers and passengers travelling in the same direction.
There are more than 1,700 members currently registered. Just visit www.buckscarshare.co.uk to register for free.
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