DAD’S Taxi Service – the famously free lift home regularly exploited by the UK’s teenagers – is now mostly driven by mum, new research has revealed.

Almost six out of 10 rides in ‘Dad’s Taxi’ (58%) are now taken with the nation’s mums at the wheel, according to a UK study by laundry experts Dr Beckmann.

Despite continuing to be responsible for most of their traditional domestic duties in UK homes, British mums are now taking on more ‘dad’ roles than ever before.

Not only are most mums still held responsible for domestic tasks like doing the laundry, cooking dinner and cleaning and tidying the home (65% of mums say these duties fall mainly to them), a large proportion of mums (43%) are also now as likely to be found doing DIY, mowing the lawn and other tasks traditionally considered ‘male’ roles.