London: A new study suggests that teenagers will not go within 22ft of their fathers when they are out in public.
Researchers found British teens like to keep an “exclusion zone” around their dads, fearing they will be seen by friends.
The poll of more than 500 kids by greeting card chain Clintons also found the average father drives 627 miles a year ferrying teens to and from parties, often late into the night.
The research ahead of Fathers’ Day on June 15 also found that dads fall well behind mums in the “thank-you” stakes.
Figures from the UK Greeting Card Association show 22 million Father’s Day cards were sent in 2013, less than half of those sent to mums on Mothers’ Day.