It’s One Way to Travel – from Wordnik.com

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aurigation

The act or practice of driving a chariot or coach.

If a man indulges in the vicious habit of sleeping, all the skill in aurigation of Apollo himself, with the horses of Aurora to execute his notions, avails him nothing.
The English Mail-Coach and Joan of Arc, by Thomas De Quincey

The diversion especially in the winter season used by the Dutch is aurigation, i.e., riding about in wagons, which is allowed by physicians to be a very healthful exercise by land.
A Library of American Literature, 1889

In Flanders, persons engaged in aurigation are particularly attentive so to use their vehicles, as not to injure foot passengers.
The London Magazine, January to April 1826

This word comes from the Latin ‘aurigare,’ to drive a chariot.

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