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Parents lose four days a year on average getting their kids ready for car journeys

Posted On: 6 Jan 2020   |   Posted By: Sunday Times Driving

PARENTS across the UK will be all too familiar with the struggle of getting their kids out of the house and into the car. Just finding a pair of socks that don't “have bumps” is a daily battle that steals precious minutes in some households. Now Seat claims to have worked out just how much time mums and dads lose every year due to their uncooperative offspring.
According to the Spanish car maker's findings, British parents spend around 96 hours every year trying to get their children from the house into the car.
This, Seat says, adds 20 minutes on average to the journey time, with one in 14 parents who were quizzed saying the setbacks mean they head off a whopping 40 minutes later than planned.
Disruptive daughters and sons appear to have a big impact on parents who drop off their kids at school before heading to work, as nearly a third of mothers and fathers said their kids make them late starting their shifts at least once a week, by around 11 minutes on average.
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