At least 56% of children are driven to school by their parents in the morning, according to a poll.
Research from insurers Allianz Your Cover also found:
- 19% of parents worry about children going to and from school on their own during the dark winter months.
- 14% are concerned about accidents at that time of year.
- 43% of parents feel their children take longer to get ready for school in the winter.
- 88% of school runs are done by parents and the average school run is 7.6 miles.
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