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As the new school year starts across the country, eight per cent of parents surveyed have said they will be taking their children off public transport and instead driving them or making them walk or cycle to school.
We commissioned a survey of 1,000 UK parents and found that of those who said they’d be changing how their kids got to school, 24.3 per cent now planned to drive them while 11.1 per cent would make them walk or cycle.
These changes tie in with a rise in visits to Swansway Group dealerships this summer from parents looking to buy new family-friendly cars to tackle the school run.
We have seen an increase in sales for SUV models, particularly those popular with family buyers.
John Smyth, Director at Swansway Group, said:
“Our dealerships have seen a new back-to-school trend this year, with parents looking to upgrade their car as they switch from sending children on the bus to driving them instead.
“We’ve already seen people turn to cars in an attempt to avoid public transport, but buyers are clearly preparing themselves for a hectic start to the school year.
“Many parents will be faced with dropping their children off at different schools, within certain time slots, on top of the typical traits of the school run – and it seems for some, doing it in comfort and safety is an important way to start the school term.”