Why use public transport?
Save Money. Everyone knows that fuel prices are extremely expensive. The great news about taking the bus is that it is inexpensive and more than five times cheaper than fuel prices. If you purchase a monthly ticket under the tax saver scheme, it costs €42 for unlimited use.
Relax. Taking the bus is relaxing and gives you some time to yourself. Driving can become tiring. Also, taking the bus is a great way to spend some time to read a book. You can even take a short nap without any worries. You sure can't do that behind the wheel. According to a recent study, doing puzzles such as crosswords and Sudoku can help stave off dementia by stimulating the creation of new neural pathways and giving the old grey matter a vigorous workout.
Meet new people. Everyday you take the bus, you will see new faces. If you are a people person, it could be exciting to see and meet new people. Everyday is a risk to take and you never know who you could meet on the bus.
Learn new routes. Taking the bus has some interesting routes that it takes. Being on the bus at least twice a week can help you familiarise yourself with landmarks, street names, etc. Being familiar with routes can surely help you one day and decreases your chances of getting lost in the future.
Avoid accidents. Riding the bus is a safe way to travel. However, taking the bus does not ensure that you will not get into an accident. Although true, if an accident does occur, it will not be your fault. Driving for yourself everyday is a risk to take. You could be the cause of an accident and have to pay the other party. While riding the bus, you don't have to worry about that at all.
"Public transport is good for your health and your wallet....Switching to public transport instead of your car increases physical activity so much that the average person drops more than six pounds in as little as a year" - The Telegraph