With petrol prices rising to record highs and approaching the Â£1 a litre mark, Carol Sheerin, from Liftshare, said the scheme was proving a very cost effective measure with users in Dundee saving an average of Â£1100 a year and cutting out two million road miles on local roads.
She said, â€œLiftshare is one way to ensure congestion is kept to a minimum by encouraging people, who may have been travelling on their own previously, to share.â€
The safety aspect of the project, which has the backing of NHS Tayside and the University of Dundee, means users are unable to look at othersâ€™ journeys or personal details, as journeys are registered and searched for a suitable match.
The user is then Emailed from Liftshare with minimal information.
One user, Paul, said, â€œThis is the second time they have found me a match, saving the environment, saving me money, and halving the amount of hassle of being stuck in traffic, itâ€™s brilliant!â€
Liftshare looks set to attract even larger numbers of converts in the weeks and months ahead with a new survey from motoring giants AA revealing the average price of petrol in the UK climbing to a new record high of 98.36 pence per litre.
In many parts of the UK, such as Lancashire, Somerset and the Midlands, prices have already exceeded Â£1 a litre and the rest of the country looks set to follow suit.
Across Dundee, petrol prices have been escalating in recent weeks with the Shell station at the Scott Fyffe roundabout charging 96.9 pence a litre for unleaded and 97.9 pence a litre for diesel.
At the BP Express, Kingsway West, a litre of unleaded costs 96 pence and a litre of diesel is at 99 pence.
The Jet Garage, in Forfar Road, is also approaching the Â£1 mark with unleaded retailing at 96.9 pence a litre and diesel at 98.9 pence.
Even the supermarketsâ€™ battle to keep prices down appears to have come unstuck with Asda, at Milton of Craigie, and Tesco Extra, Kingsway, both charging 96.9 pence a litre for unleaded and 97.9 pence a litre for diesel.
To find out more about Dundee Liftshare and reducing costs, congestion and pollution visit www.dundeeLiftshare.com.
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