Ferrying family from one social engagement to another may be part of the job description, but it seems for some parents, it’s almost a full-time occupation.
Vauxhall has just launched its latest family friendly SUV, the Grandland X, and found the average parent spends 286 hours a year driving their kids around – almost two months’ working days. If their journeys were on meter, that would earn them a whopping £9.8k a year.
|And not all trips are to the tune of “are we there yet?”; half (49%) of parents use journeys to have a laugh with their kids and more than two fifths (44%) say they enjoy the bonding time it offers.||The survey, which polled 2,000 parents for Vauxhall Motors, found that parents could take a road trip to sunny Lisbon for the equivalent of the 1,283 annual miles that they drive their kids on average. But it’s not just heading from A to B; parents spend an average of two working days a year simply waiting for their children in cars.|
Almost a third (31%) admit that the moments spent in a car with their kids affords them quality time they wouldn’t get elsewhere. But it seems that both parties get fuelled up over the music choices with a quarter (25%) claiming the selection of tunes is the top in-car discussion.
Denis Chick, Director of Communications at Vauxhall Motors added, “As a father of three, I’ve spent countless hours behind the wheel at the mercy of my children.
“At Vauxhall, we celebrate the small moments that make life brilliant and family bonding time during a car trip epitomises just that.”