East Surrey

Top 10 ways to survive long car journeys!

Top 10 ways to survive long car journeys!

The top ten ways that parents survive long car journeys with their children include playing classic car games such as iSpy (48%), followed by being forced to listen to their children’s favourite song on repeat (32%).

  1. I spy with my little eye! Nearly half (48%) of parents said that they used classic car games, like iSpy and 20 Questions, to entertain their children.
  2. Can we listen to it again, and again, and again? Nearly a third (32%) have listened to their children’s favourite song on repeat.
  3. More sweets? One in four (24%) parents admitted to bribing their children to be well behaved with treats and sweets.
  4. I stayed awake until 10pm! Nearly a quarter (23%) admitted to allowing their children to stay awake in the car later than their usual bed time.
  5. Look at the state of this car! Nearly a quarter (23%) said that on long car journeys they are more relaxed about the mess being made by their children.
  6. First person to see the Golden Arches! One in five (21%) have bribed their children to behave with the promise of a visit to a fast food outlet.
  7. Can I use the iPad? One in five (20%) admitted that they allowed electronic devices to be used for longer than they would normally allow at home.
  8. Don’t forget your headphones! To promote a tranquil car: one in five (18%) provide headphones for electronic devices so they don’t have to listen to the game, YouTube video or film.
  9. Get the beer and wine on ice! 11% of parents have survived a long car journey by visualising their first pint or glass of wine on arrival.
  10. “I think we have another ‘H’ ‘O’ ‘U’ ‘R’ to go” 10% have spoken in code about distance to destination and possible rest stops so children don’t pick up on the conversation.

Happy days!