It’s long been suspected and now a new investigation by Admiral Car Insurance has confirmed that the school crawl does play a significant part when it comes to the grind of the daily commute.
New research reveals that the average commute of 20 miles or 32 minutes increases by 16 miles and an additional 22 minutes for drivers doing a school or nursery drop off.
Nearly half (48%) of those surveyed said they were late for work due to traffic at least once a month. But, when the school holidays come around, the average commuting time drops by a fifth (19%) to 26 minutes per journey.
As many parents find out this week whether their children have been accepted into their preferred primary school, Admiral revealed that 65% of parents considered commuting time when selecting their child’s school or nursery. More than half (51%) said the commute was a factor in choosing their current job.