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Old 01-29-2014, 08:41 AM
 
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The article I saw was seven or eight years ago. One point it made was that commuters were having a hard time finding day care that opened early enough for them to leave the outburbs. by taking the kids down the road it shortened their commute by allowing them to use the HOV lanes, allowed them more time to see and talk with the kids (Travel time in the car), allowed them to drop kids off later (and pick them up earlier) reducing 'late charges' when they got stuck in traffic and in some cases (and I think the majority of the ones they were writing about) take advantage of Employer subsidized or provided child care. This is in the DC Metro area where there are some large gov't or contractor facilities that have on site daycare.

I watch cars going past me every day and it is surprising how many are one adult and a child seat. Of course there are a fair number of scofflaws that only have one person in the car (I would say it averages about 25% in my unscientific study) but one adult and one child runs 10-15% and at certain times of the day higher. Oh on days when school is closed in the outer counties the number goes up. I have been guilty of this. I would bring my son in to the office with me and set him up with his books and a computer for the day. He was 10-15 at the time. I joked that his summer job was going to be 'carpool dummy' one year.
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