DRIVERS of 4×4 offroad vehicles are campaigning for more challenging roads with rubble and other hazards.
Mother-of-two Helen Archer, who uses a Land Rover Freelander for the school run, has attacked her local council for failing to test the vehicles rugged all-terrain capabilities.
She said: In the advert, where the car drove across the Australian outback, it seemed like it would be well worth the £45,000.
But the roads between the house and Rory and Belle’s school in Parsons Green are pretty well tarmacked and offer no white knuckle thrills whatsoever.
Ive tried to find a shortcut for the journey but the only way is through back gardens and there are just too many trampolines for that to be viable.
The councils policy of maintaining road surfaces is making me, and all the other mums, feel like idiots for driving quasi-military vehicles.
Pressure group Parents 4 Offroad has petitioned Hammersmith & Fulham council to smash roads with jack hammers and leave them as shallow pits filled with jagged wreckage.
Archer continued: I pay my taxes. And if the roads gave me a bit more excitement, Id probably stop mounting the pavement and knocking people over.