It is unlikely to find a running, street legal, used car for free; however, there are programs, such as Charity Cars Incorporated, that assist underprivileged families by providing them with a free vehicle Alternative methods of getting around or car ownership include public transportation and car pooling.
Underprivileged families nationwide can apply for a vehicle from Charity Cars Incorporated. According to FreeCharityCars.com, the organization strives to help those who dream of car ownership, but cannot afford to own a car on their own. This is an ideal option for those who live in an area where there is a lack of public transportation.
Car pooling and public transportation both boast several notable advantages over solo riding. Car pooling can reduce carbon emissions, the need for parking spots, traffic congestion on the roads, and spread out the cost of fuel and road tolls. According to HowStuffWorks, in some areas, HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lanes exist for vehicles carrying two or more passengers; this is an effective method is regulating traffic.