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Lift clubs <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Why join a lift club?​​</h2></span> <p> Lift clubs can take a few forms. You could either use one car, driven by one driver, or each lift clubber takes turns driving his or her own car.<br><br>There are many reasons to join a lift club:</p><ul><li>Save money by sharing – depending on the amount of people in the lift club you could save up to a quarter of what you spend on fuel.</li><li>Fewer cars on the road means less pollution, which means healthier air.</li><li>It’s a good way to reduce your stress levels – when it’s not your turn to drive, you will have time to relax. </li><li>You can meet new friends and colleagues.</li></ul> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info toptip">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Top tip</h4><p> <b></b>Learn how much money it costs to run your car using the <a href="https://www.aa.co.za/calculators/vehicle-rates-calculator" target="_blank">AA Vehicle Rates Calculator<i class="icon link-external"></i></a>. </p></div></div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Safety tips when joining a lift club</h2><p> Here are a few hints and tips for people who are either considering joining existing networking services and other service providers, or starting/joining a new lift club: </p><ul><li>Do not give your home address when you enter your contact details.</li><li>Agree to meet the person offering or wanting a lift in a secure location (such as a public place) – not your home.</li><li>Agree to terms before starting the lift club, including payment (reimbursement of petrol costs), lift times, etc.</li><li>Make sure the driver has a valid driver’s license.</li><li>Make sure the car is in a reasonable condition.</li><li>Get the details of where the driver works and check the facts by phoning the driver’s work for confirmation.</li><li>If you are a woman, you may want to join a lift club with other women.</li><li>A lift club is an informal arrangement and not a business – don’t try running a taxi service.</li><li>Let your family and friends know the details of your lift club arrangements.</li><li>Don’t accept the lift if your driver has been drinking alcohol or drives badly.</li><li>Always have an emergency back-up plan in case your lift fails for some reason.</li></ul><div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info toptip"></i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Top tip</h4><p>Be sure to have a friend come with you on your first journey to make sure that you feel safe with the person lifting you.</p></div></div><h2 class="sectHeading">Rules and licences</h2><p>Drivers and the cars they use for their lift clubs must obey all the usual laws concerning cars, including traffic rules, insurance, vehicle licensing, driver licensing and vehicle maintenance. If you are thinking of forming a lift club, you should ensure the lift club is legal under the <a href="https://www.gov.za/documents/national-land-transport-act" target="_blank">National Land Transport Act, 2009 (NLTA)<i class="icon link-external"></i></a> and the <a href="https://www.gov.za/documents/road-accident-fund-act-0" target="_blank">Road Accident Fund (RAF) Act of 1996<i class="icon link-external"></i></a>.</p><div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note"></i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p>If you are charging to make a profit, then you need to apply for an operating licence for your car and a Professional Driving Permit (PDP) from your local Public Transport Authority. For more information call <em> <a>021 483 0292</a> / <a>021 483 0282</a></em>.</p></div></div><p>Lift club drivers can recoup the costs of petrol from their fellow passengers as long as the costs are split evenly and there is no profit involved. </p><p>You can apply for an operating licence through the <a href="https://www.westerncape.gov.za/service/applying-public-operating-licence" target="_blank">Western Cape government<i class="icon link-external"></i></a>. You would also have to apply for a Professional Driving Permit (PDP) at any driving licence testing centre. Follow the City Connect link below to find out how to apply for a PDP. </p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading white-copy yellow bg-darker-grey"><div class="graphic"> <i class="info citycard">​​</i></div><div class="desc"><h4>City Connect</h4><p> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Licences-and-permits/Driving-and-vehicles/Apply-for-a-professional-driving-permit">Apply for a Professional Driving Permit </a></p></div></div></span> <p>If you are providing a vehicle for a lift club, please check requirements according to the insurance company through which you insure yourself and your vehicle. Please also check the terms and conditions should another member of the lift club drive your vehicle.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">City transport information</h2><p> <strong>The Transport Information Centre (TIC)</strong><br>Our Transport Information Centre (TIC) provides information on routes, schedules, ticket prices, ticket outlets and locations of interchanges, ranks and Park-and-Ride facilities, long distance bus, rail and taxi operators, the location of tourist information centres, heritage sites, and popular attractions in and around Cape Town.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">Contact us</h2> <span> <div class="contact"><ul><li> <em>24/7 toll-free line:</em><br><em><a>0800 65 64 63</a></em></li><li> <em>Email:</em><br><a href="mailto:transport.info@capetown.gov.za"><em>transport.info@capetown.gov.za</em></a></li><li> <em>Fax:</em><br><a><em>086 576 2561</em></a><em> ​</em></li></ul></div></span> <p> <b>Transport</b><br> Visit <a href="https://www.tct.gov.za/en/home/" target="_blank">our website<i class="icon link-external"></i></a> for more information on transport options in the city, and how we develop and sustain excellence in our transport systems. </p>GP0|#46e0f90c-bce3-4db8-8731-750a474d3f88;L0|#046e0f90c-bce3-4db8-8731-750a474d3f88|Lift clubs;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GPP|#0ab1bd65-e964-42c2-92c8-1ec5f85aae9f;GPP|#bb1d214c-4a13-47f8-89cd-911676b553ad;GPP|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;GP0|#b2769e3d-e23f-46d9-b4e0-cad65d985eac;L0|#0b2769e3d-e23f-46d9-b4e0-cad65d985eac|Lift clubs;GPP|#ccfcad8d-5e79-437a-af31-02efcf3b0983;GPP|#14a3ee0b-b641-42d6-9511-506df3d1bdc9;GPP|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;GP0|#e692d093-6990-4c4d-959f-7d7541e4961c;L0|#0e692d093-6990-4c4d-959f-7d7541e4961c|Lift clubs;GPP|#3ba6194e-49de-4515-8eeb-ec18e7e380e6;GPP|#9f841cad-99c7-419d-a78f-65752fc421d4;GPP|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;GP0|#d884adab-29b2-4784-839c-3526946ffd39;L0|#0d884adab-29b2-4784-839c-3526946ffd39|Lift clubs;GPP|#fb1e690c-896d-4731-b57e-18210ab7b282;GPP|#6f520d07-fa28-4a39-a1a6-a53c75fe9ed2;GPP|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;GP0|#184321aa-9a34-428f-b319-2ee398e8c3ec;L0|#0184321aa-9a34-428f-b319-2ee398e8c3ec|Lift clubs;GPP|#6e2b73bc-2edd-49aa-8dae-df7e4d557eba;GPP|#39d66b11-2134-4df5-8360-0bc5e66e8f4f;GP0|#f8d909ec-819f-4a69-aec9-36ef5dcdd2cb;L0|#0f8d909ec-819f-4a69-aec9-36ef5dcdd2cb|Lift clubs;GPP|#1dd885a2-760b-4834-bc51-2811bb8a83c5;GPP|#d6c1debf-2fe6-4caf-8748-a5126af00c53Join a lift club to save fuel and protect the environment. Use these tips to make a lift club work for you.

 

 

 

 

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