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Parents Driving Kids to School Four Times as Often Since 1969

Parents Driving Kids to School Four Times as Often Since 1969

The good old days. When movies cost a nickel, Wii was something you shouted as you ran around outside and you had to walk to school everyday. This last part is apparently a lot more true than you might have expected

A recent National Household Travel Survey showed that over the last forty years parents have increased how often they drive there kids to school by four times. An average of 15% of American parents drive their kids to school in 1969 and that number had blossomed to 75% in 2009.

And this is despite the fact that half of all American kids live within two miles of their school.

This comes as a good reminder that the problem with unwanted vehicle emissions is as much a problem of unnecessary driving as it is with operating old-school gas-powered engines.

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