It’s Father’s Day so I would like to wish all the dads reading this post a Happy Father’s Day! I wanted to share a fun post with you today that may ring true with many of my parent readers. Children across the UK are taking the time to thank their dads on Father’s Day for their love, support and not forgetting endless taxi services.
Dads have their work cut out for them with all the driving around they need to do to take children to various activities. Those who are constantly driving their children about could interesting be earning £54.40 a week £13.60 a day if they were charging them according to confused.coms new #DadTaxi meter. You can check out this fun app to find out how much you would be charging your children if they were paying for your taxiing services. Price based on TFL London minicab tariff – https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/
The research has concluded that dads spend 1 hour 40 minutes and cover 40 miles a week driving their kids around on average. However, the research also found dads are spending a little less time in the car with their kids than mums, who are spending 2 hours a week doing their share of the taxiing around. On a usual week, dads cover 40 miles on average dropping off and picking up their kids, with mums travelling 5 miles more (45 miles).
With the amount of time dads are devoting to running their kids around, it is not surprising that two fifths (43%) say they have had to rearrange their own plans to give a lift to their child.
I’m not planning on charging my children for taxiing them to and fro to after school activities as I am very conscious of keeping them safe in this day and age but the cost does add up the more driving around we do. If you want to try cutting down costs you can always compare fuel costs online using the Confused.com fuel price comparison.
I was surprised to discover that 6% of dads from those questioned actually charged their children petrol money – something that my husband and I would personally never consider but then I do understand that in some cases people may not have much of a choice.
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