I want to start commuting again, but my wife is against my daughter being in a trailer because she is afraid we'll get hit. I live 5 miles from work (not far at all) but have to drop my daughter off at the sitters which adds three miles (still not very far). The commute is 50% county roads with little traffic, 10% State Route with no bike path and the remainder is neighborhood roads and bike paths.
Are there better ways to transport my child or should I just stick to the car until the wife gives in. I have exhausted all arguments and my wife is still worried about her/our safety. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.