The NPA policy on sharing of car expenses for travel to the start of walks is as follows:

  • Estimate the cost of the petrol used.
  • Double this cost as recognition of the extra expenses in running a car.
  • Divide by the number of occupants of the car (including the driver).
  • This is the cost to be paid by each person.

(As an example, if petrol costs $30 and there is a driver and one passenger, then the cost to each is $30.  In this case, the passenger, in effect, pays for all of the petrol and the driver pays the other costs.  In the case of a driver and two passengers, the cost to each is $20, i.e. each passenger gives the driver an amount of $20.)

Any extra costs, such as road tolls, are shared equally between all occupants.