Dad’s taxi really does exist!

Dad's taxi - one in 10 fathers are happy to charge their children for a lift,

Dad's taxi - one in 10 fathers are happy to charge their children for a lift, - Credit: PA

Think dads never get paid for their taxi services? Think again, says research from Goodyear Tyres ahead of Father's Day on Sunday.

One in 10 fathers are happy to charge their kids for a lift, and 11% actually admit to having asked their teenagers to pay their way.

The survey of dads across the UK found that 58% of them spend at least two hours per week ferrying their children to social and recreational events. Remarkably, 21% even say they travel more than 100 miles per week for their children's benefit.

What's more, patient dads spend an average of 97 minutes every week just waiting for their kids to come out of cinemas, clubs and friends' houses.

But despite all the time spent in the car, 31% of dads said driving time was the only time they got to be alone with their children for quality time together. The most popular topics of conversation are school work, relationships and worries.


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Almost half (47%) use the time to 'discuss' their child's behaviour.

ate Rock, PR and corporate communications manager for Goodyear Tyres, said: 'The idea of Dad's Taxi clearly does exist in the UK.

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'It's great that dads are happy to take their children where they want to go, but let's hope they get some well-earned rest this Father's Day.'

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