AA Insurance has confirmed what parents already knew when they did a survey on how often parents ferried their children around. The average British parent drives over 1,600 miles each year doing just this.
If the children who are benefiting from their generous parents had to pay typical taxi rates then it would cost them almost GBP3,000 a year. The main area where the parents taxi service is used is for after school activities, taking up nearly a week of the parents time each year on this alone. An interesting feature covering this has also been added to a dedicated AA Insurance website, enabling the calculation of transport costs for the kids.
On a more serious note it is also a good time to point out to all parents that although a route may be very familiar, such as the school run, it is essential to maintain awareness throughout.