have a five year old daughter who has recently started
school. Naturally I am concerned about her safety
taking her to school. As the school is half a mile
away walking is impractical, and cycling is too dangerous
with all the cars on the road around her school. My
Golf seems inadequate so I was considering a new Volvo
estate or SUV. What would you suggest?
done for thinking carefully about cycling and the dangers.
Driving your child to school is your right - you may
be driving to work anyway. Either you do it or someone
not as nice (or well off) as you will take your space.
One hidden benefit is that you can sit in your car and
avoid having to speak to any teachers or (worse still)
children. Many children now behave so badly that taking
refuge in your car is the only civilised option.
out the new Volvo V50 sportwagon or the Honda HR-V.
Both companies demonstrate their awareness of ‘green’
issues in their TV ads. Lots of room as well to carry
her bike to the school bike training classes. For some
tougher schools a big Toyota or Humvee might be worth