The Taxi of Mum and Dad
Having kids means as many as 8400 miles more each year
September 19, 2013
Research from Insurance company Aviva has shown that having primary school children leads to as many as 8,415 miles of extra journeys each year. On average those miles are split into 31 short journeys a week – mostly trips to friends houses, sports club and – of course – the school run.
According to the research the number of families relying on two cars has trebled in the past 40 years and parents will cover 125,817 miles driving their children around by the time they reach the age of 17 – which is the equivalent of driving half way to the moon. Primary school children are the most demanding – pre-school children require an average of 7,143 annual miles in taxi trips while teenagers need to be driven 6,602 miles in a year.