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Vauxhall Reveals The Secrets To A Successful Road Trip

Wed, 28 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700

A VAUXHALL commissioned survey, entitled ‘Are we nearly there yet?’ has revealed that 93% of 5-18 year olds are occupying themselves with a phone or tablet during long car journeys.

However, traditional car games such as i-spy, car snooker and waving at other drivers, are not completely out the window in this modern, electronic age.

It seems the survival of the traditional car game has lasted the test of time despite the introduction of new technologies, with over 87% of parents encouraging children to play games not involving technology.

As families embark on the half-term holiday exodus, the Vauxhall Motors, ‘Are we nearly there yet?’ survey uncovered the most off-putting niggles that long car journeys with children undoubtedly bring.

Over half of respondents (52%) loathed siblings fighting in the back of the car and nearly half (45%) disliked the constant requests of, ‘are we nearly yet?’ with other deterrents including multiple requests to stop for the toilet (39%), a third worried about car sickness and over a fifth of respondents, found constant demands for music insufferable.

However, there are tools and techniques for surviving long car journeys with children. The most popular after phones or tablets were portable DVD players followed by snacks, music, games, talking books and toys.

By Press Association reporters