The journey home with new baby is parents' most memorable drive

Most memorable drives revealed
Driving the family home from hospital following the birth of a child is the most memorable driving experience for parents.

That's what a survey from Citroen has discovered. The French firm polled more than 1,000 parents aged between 25-75 years from across the UK, and found the cautious drive home from the maternity ward with a new family member was the single most memorable car journey for more than a quarter (26.9 per cent) of all parents.

Second was the anxious drive to the hospital for the birth – the most vivid memory for almost one in five (18 per cent).

For one in seven parents (14.6 per cent), the first family holiday was the most treasured car journey, and came third in the survey.

The list included some inevitable "memorable drives" such as dropping off children on their first day of school, and driving the family to collect their first pet.

Taking children out for their first driving lesson and for their first date came bottom of the survey with three per cent and 1.5 per cent respectively.

Marc Raven, communications director at Citroen UK said: "The family car is an important touch point to some of our most treasured life experiences.

"Families come in all shapes and sizes, and go through so many individual experiences, but the results of this survey show just how much in common parents have with each other and the significant role the family vehicle plays in our lives."