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YHA 41% of kids would be squashed in the car on a family trip
    28/10/2016 10:17

41% of kids would be squashed in the car on a family trip

41% of kids would be squashed in the car on a family trip

41%* of kids said they would be squashed in the car if the whole family went away together, according to research from Europcar, the European leader in vehicle rental services and a major player in mobility markets. YHA partner Europcar is highlighting the benefits of hiring a car, offering more space for all the family and reducing the worry of breakdowns.

Separate Europcar research** also reveals that 44% of motorists dread breaking down on long trips. Nothing spoils the mood for a family trip quicker than cramped kids squabbling in the back, followed by an hour or so spent on the hard shoulder of the motorway during half-term. Despite this worry, nearly 1 in 5 of those surveyed said they travel without roadside assistance, which could leave them stranded.

Gary Smith, Managing Director, Europcar UK Group comments: “We know motorists dread the thought of a breakdown, and it could be so much worse on a cold October day, when the kids were expecting a fun excursion. But there’s no need for families to take the risk with the wide range of vehicles available for hire from Europcar.

“On average our vehicles are less than six months old and come with roadside assistance, offering added security for those long journeys. We know the kids enjoy a bit of leg room on family trips, so parents should consider upgrading for a spacious, well-maintained vehicle. This way you can set off knowing everyone has room to enjoy the journey, in a car that will get you there safely.”

Europcar has over 200 locations across the UK and the widest choice of vehicles. Plus, Europcar vehicles are fully covered by 24 hour roadside assistance at no extra cost, with options for damage liability and theft waiver for added peace of mind on long journeys.

Europcar hire is now available with 20% off when you book your YHA holiday. Simply quote your booking reference when you book car hire.

*Europcar survey of 504 children aged 6-12, May 2016
**Omnibus survey of 2,000 drivers of 6 year old cars or older, July 2015

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