Pain At The Pump Prompts Mom To Hire Driver
LANTANA (CBSDFW.COM) – Donitta Palmier is looking for a driver: Not for herself, no, but for her son.
The stay-at-home mom posted an ad in her local paper The Cross Timbers Gazette that reads, “Looking for a driver who is willing to be fingerprinted and background checked, and able to drive our son to and from Catholic School in Denton morning and afternoon, do not respond if you are not reliable. Trip is 13 miles each way, for entire school year $800.00.”
“If you go that way you can make your own gas money,” says Palmier, who lives in Lantana and needs to get her 9-year-old to his new school in Denton.
“In one year it would be – if we drove him ourselves – would be 9,360 miles a year on our car alone,” said Palmier, who drives a SUV.
She’s done the math on the gas too.
She says it would cost more than $2,100 a year.
“It would just be greener as well if somebody would be headed that way,” the mother said.
She posted the ad a few days ago, but took it down after getting a negative comment.
She is now considering re-posting. Palmier says if she finds a driver, he or she would have to do a fingerprint and pass a background check.
She says the Denton Police Department does that for a small fee.
She’s also looking at a shuttle service for students only, hoping to find others in her area who could use it, as well.