Carpooling is often the most economical and practical mode of
transportation to reach sites outside of Montreal. Here are a few rules and
guidelines to ensure that carpooling is safe and enjoyable for everyone.
Information for Passengers
Please be on timeDon’t leave garbage or crumbs in the carDon’t distract the driverOffer to help with navigationWear your seatbelt at all timesAgree upon where the driver will drop everyone
off at the end of the activity. Together, choose one single location that is
convenient for everyone.Pay the carpooling rate to the Intercultural
Outdoor Recreation Program coordinator, who will distribute it among drivers. The
rate is around $7/passenger/hour of driving. This amount contributes towards
the driver’s gas, maintenance, repairs and insurance. If the group must rent a
car in addition to carpooling, the cost will be split among the passengers.
Information for Drivers
Please be on timeAs the driver, you are in charge in the car and it
is up to you to make necessary decisions to ensure a safe situation. Please ensure that your car is in safe and
reliable condition, corresponds to Quebec’s road safety norms, is adequately
insured, and has necessary paperwork. Please note that the Milton-Park
Recreation Association’s insurance does not cover participants’ cars. In the
unfortunate case of an accident or incident, the driver and his or her
insurance are responsible for covering all related costs. We recommend that you
have a roadside assistance program such as Desjardins or CAA, and having a
spare tire.Drive safely and obey traffic laws at all times.
The driver is responsible for paying any speeding, traffic or parking tickets.Make seatbelts accessible.Solicit help with navigating if necessary.The coordinator will distribute carpooling
contributions collected from passengers. This amount helps cover gas,
maintenance, repairs and insurance. The amounts will be redistributed in an equitable
and fair way, taking into consideration the number of passengers in each car.We sincerely thank you for driving and for
taking on this responsibility!